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Patrick Malowny

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Malowny
Aliases: Maloney, Malony
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 12th September, 1825
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 1819
Arrival date*: 30th July, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Name;  Patrick Malowny
Ship: Minerva 3
Where and by whom convicted.  Sydney Cum. Court
Sentence: Life
Date of Conviction; March 1822

Noted against his name; June 1825 - Committed for murder of Elliott and Executed
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: Pat Malowny
Age: 21
Date of conviction: Lent 1819. Estimated birth year: abt 1798
Place of Conviction: Galway County
Vessel: Minerva (3). Port of Arrival: Sydney. Date of Arrival: 18 Dec 1819
Native Place; Galway
Trade or calling: Labour
Sentence: 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 inches
Complexion: Dark Swallow
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel
1825 - 10 Sep. Event Description: Convicted of murder of William Elliott; to be executed 12 Sep. On return of prisoners tried and sentenced by the Supreme Court

Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2021 wrote:


Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2021 wrote:

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Patrick Maloney, alias Malowny, age 21,  per Minerva I (2) 1819, Tried Galway Co, 1819, 7 years. DOB, 1798, native of Galway.  Labourer.

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

MALONEY, Patrick. Per “Minerva”, 1819.

1819 Dec 30
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Minerva” and forwarded to Bringelly for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.146)
1820 Mar 23
On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.311)
1822 Feb 25-Mar 27
Sentenced to death. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.45)
1822 Apr 11
A respite issued with slop clothing at Sydney Gaol (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.130)
1822 Apr 15
Tried in Sydney. Sentence commuted to transportation (Reel 6070; 4/1265 p.8)
1822 Apr 15
Commutation warrant (Reel 6070; 4/7020 No.88)


Criminal Court. Saturday, March 23.—Patrick Maloney was indicted for stopping and robbing Charlotte Dunn and Mary Durham, on the king’s highway. Guilty.-Remanded.

MONDAY.—This morning the following prisoners separately received sentence of death ; viz. William Bell, Thomas Curry, Edward Melville, Patrick Maloney, Moses Harpur, and John Rogers.
Sydney Gazette, 29 Mar 1822.

By intelligence lately received from Port Macquarie, we learn that about the 25th of March last, a dreadful murder was committed in the gaol yard of that settlement, on the person of William Elliott, by a ruffian named Patrick Maloney, a desperate and abandoned bushranger, who had escaped from confinement on charge of murder and robbery, and had been wandering about for several weeks in the exercise of his predatory habits, until at length he was apprehended and lodged in gaol, and the morning after availed himself of an opportunity to take up an axe, and with a blow fractured the skull of his unfortunate victim, who happened to be nearest to him, on the spot. The poor man, who, it seems was an inoffensive character, died the next day; and when the murderer was questioned as to his motive, he disclaimed any animosity against the deceased, but said he was tired of life, and sought that as the readiest means to have an end put to it, that it was a matter of indifference to him who was his victim.
Sydney Gazette, 5 May 1825.

Patrick Malony was next tried for the wilful murder of William Elliott, on the 29th of March last.
James Moxham deposed to his knowledge of the prisoner at the bar, the prisoner and the deceased were both confined in the gaol at Port Macquarie; saw the prisoner strike deceased on the head with an axe, who immediately fell. Prisoner said, “now you b—y rogue you are settled for; ” the wound appeared to be about three inches deep. Deceased was removed to the dispensary, and the prisoner immediately taken into custody; this took place while the inmates of the gaol were at breakfast.
The Jury found the prisoner Guilty.
The prisoner disclaimed any intention to commit murder.
The Chief Justice passed sentence of death upon him.

Patrick Maloney was executed on Monday morning last, for murder, pursuant to his sentence.
Sydney Gazette, Thurs. 15 Sep 1825.

Pat. Malony was executed in pursuance of his sentence on Monday morning last. After his conviction the Rev. J. J. THERRY visited him in gaol. His behaviour on leaving the cell on the morning of his execution shewed a mind suited to his awful situation. Having reached the scaffold, he enquired for a lad to whom he was personally known; the boy was brought to him, he shook hands most affectionately and conjured him to take warning by his untimely end. He then addressed the multitude around him, nearly as follows: —”’ My friends, I have been justly found guilty of an offence: and I am now about to expiate that crime by an ignominious death. But I forgive my enemies with my dying breath I pardon them for all the wrongs with which they have oppressed me. My religion teaches me to die in peace with all mankind. I die happy. There is, however, one thing which I am anxious to mention; that hard usage, cruel treatment, hunger, and severe scourging, drove me to the commission of the fatal act,” — here he was interrupted by the Under Sheriff. He then said a few words to the minister; and was launched into eternity.
The Australian, Sydney, 15 Sep 1825.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Malowny, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 12th September, 1825, gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:


Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Maloney, alias2: Malony

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