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Owen Mckeon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Mckeon
Aliases: Mcowen
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland. Kildare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 17th November, 2020 wrote:

NAAS ASSIZES- March 28. Owen M‘Keon, T. Dunne, Andrew Connell, alias Carter, and Christopher McDonnell, were put upon their trial for burglary and robbery in entering the dwelling-house of Mrs Daly.  The case having occupied the attention of the court for considerable time, length terminated in the conviction of the four prisoners, who received sentence of Death accordingly. The day fixed for their execution the 13th April.
Saunders’s News-Letter, 3 April 1822.

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Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Owen McKeon, age 30, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Kildare Co., 1822, Life,  DOB 1792,  native place, Meath Co., Labourer. 

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Colonial Secretary Index.

MCOWEN, Owen. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822.

1823 Jan 31; 1824 Jan 30 - On list of prisoners assigned; listed as McKeon (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.81, 86)
1824 Jan 30 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.86)
1825 - On list of convicts mustered in the employ of Revd J J Therry; in 1823-24 (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.118b)
1825 Jul 20 - Servant of MacArthur at Cowpastures. Re whereabouts (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.37)
1825 Aug 22 - Employed by Mr MacArthur at Cowpastures; petition by his wife Elizabeth for mitigation of his sentence (Fiche 3250; 4/1874 p.150)

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Colonial Secretary’s Office, 28th August, 1827.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony:
Parramatta — Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, to be Constable, in the Room of James Tompson, came free, dismissed for Neglect of Duty; to bear Date the 27th Instant.
Sydney Gazette, 29 Aug 1827.

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1828 Census Index.
Owen McKeon, age 50, G.S. Css. Harcourt, 1823, Life catholic, Labourer, Clarence Street, Sydney.
Eliza McKeon, age 32, C.F. Mariner, 1823, catholic.
Eliza Jun. Age 2, Born in colony.

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Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 14th March, 1835.
TICKETS OF LEAVE CANCELLED.
THE Tickets of Leave granted to the following prisoners have been cancelled for the reasons set against their respective names, viz. :

Owen McKeon, Countess Harcourt 2, drunkenness.
Sydney Gazette, 21 Mar 1835.

Maureen Withey on 28th November, 2020 wrote:

Convict Index 1791-1873

Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, 1822. Ticket of Exemption from Govt. Labor, with his wife Elizabeth, free per Mariner in 1825; torn up on his receiving a ticket of leave (no 32/609 dated 10 Sept 1833)

Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, 1822. Ticket of Exemption from Govt. Labor, to reside with his wife Elizabeth, came free per Mariner in 1825. Entry No 31/58.

Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, 1822. Ticket of Leave; District, Windsor; Born Meath Co. Trade, Labourer; Tried Kildare Co. Entry No, 33/609.

Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, 1822. Recommended Conditional Pardon, 1844, Recommended by W H Suttor JP.

Owen McKeon, per Countess of Harcourt, 1822. Second Class Conditional Pardon, 2 Mar 1846.  Entry 46/229.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Owen, surname: Mckeon, alias1: Mcowen, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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