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Owen Mcnally

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Mcnally
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1835
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Monaghan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: 5th December, 1814
Arrival date: 5th August, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Col Sec Records - Indent "Canadaa" arr 1815; Col Sec outgoing correspondenec,124,; Returns of Prisoners, Sup Crt, 1825; Sydney Herald 2 July 1832; Sydney Herald 19 January 1832:
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Robin Sharkey on 14th January, 2017 wrote:

Owen McNally was Irish per “Canada” in 1815 and given a 7 years transportation sentence when tried at Monaghan in 1814.

He was on regular trouble in NSW and eventually married in 1832 at Port Macquarie to an elderly widowed Irish convict, who was only 4 years in NSW. However, back in trouble again, he died while under another sentence in 1825.

* in August 1816 was sent to Newcastle, sent per “Lady Nelson” ref letter 7 August 1816
* Sept 1818 - on monthly return o prisoners punished at Newcastle
July 1819 sent to Sydney as a witness in a criminal trial
17 July 1819 Letter - sentence expired at Newcastle
1824, letter dated 3 Sept - Fully committed for stealing money from a till. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office.
1825, january 12 - return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court. Tp be transported for 7 years. Convicte dof Grand Larceny (listed as “McNalty”)
1825, March 30 Letter - on list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie. 7 years
1825, Sept Muster - Wardsman at the Gaol at Port Macquarie
1828 - Householder return at Newcastle (must have lived in his own place)
Sydney Herald 2 July 1832:  Certificates of Freedom: Canada 3, Owen McNally, from a Colonial sentence;

MARRIAGE at Port Macquarie
Application to marry:
Mary Cregan per City of Edinburgh [1828] age 64, sentence 7 years (bond) and Owen McNally age 49 condition FREE

Marriage:  28 May 1832 registered St Thomas Church of England Port Macquarie, by banns:
Owen McNally, aged 49, Bachelor, Free, Abode: of the parish [i.e. Port Macquarie] [NSW AUS], Signed X; and Mary Cregan, aged 64, Widow, Abode: of the parish [i.e Port Macquarie] Signed X;
Witness: John Walsh, of Port Macquarie Signed;
Witness: Ann Fitzsimons, of Port Macquarie made her mark X;

This was a Mrs Mary Cregan who was tried in Limerick in 1828 and given 7 years for stealing linen. She was a widow, recorded as aged 62 on the ship indent, and with NINE children. In Ireland he was a milkmaid and servant of all work. (NOTE this was not the Mary Davis per “Minerva” in 1800 who became Mary Cregan living with Nicholas Cregan of Aird.

1835 - Owen tried again for a theft of a shilling and in January was sentenced to 6 months on the roads
Sydney Herald, 19 January 1835 p 2 -
SATURDAY.-The Calendar having been gone through, the following prisoners convicted during the sessions, were brought up for sentence:
Owen McNally, stealing a shilling. T be worked in irons on the roads for six months

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 14th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW Col Sec Records - Indent "Canadaa" arr 1815; Col Sec outgoing correspondenec,124,; Returns of Prisoners, Sup Crt, 1825; Sydney Herald 2 July 1832; Sydney Herald 19 January 1832: (prev. ), firstname: Owen, s

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