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Frances Mckeon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frances Mckeon
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Ireland, Louth Assizes, Dundalk
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 14th June, 2020 wrote:

The convict indentures state that Frances McKeon was 40 years old.  She could read and write; religion Roman Catholic; status married with 2 sons and 1 daughter and a native of County Louth.  She was an house servant.  Frances was convicted of stealing money at Louth on 7 April 1837 and sentenced to 7 years.  She had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 4 feet 11 inches; complexion ruddy and a little pock pitted; hair light brown and eyes light brown.  Transport number 56.  Prisoner number 56-38.
Received her Certificate of Freedom in 1844 (number 44/1215).

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd December, 2021 wrote:

1838 - New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records
Children of Convicts on Board “Diamond” 1838
No; 30
Name of Child; Ann McKeon
Age; 1 month
Mother’s Name; Frances McKeon

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 14th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Frances, surname: Mckeon, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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