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Patrick Mcnamara

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Mcnamara
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 26th September, 1851
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Kilkenny, Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 78 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Indents
Source description:

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kathryn on 28th September, 2012 wrote:

Arrived by Isabella (3) 1823
Married Eleanor Murphy

kathryn on 26th August, 2015 wrote:

Married Eleanor Rynlaz/ Rynar

D Wong on 26th August, 2015 wrote:

There were three Patrick McNamara’s on this voyage - 1 tried Charleville,Cork - 1 tried Castlebar County Mayo and this Patrick McNamara tried at Kilkenny.

The Leinster Journal 9/4/1823:
Denis Brenan, Darby Dunne and Pat McNamara for assaulting the out house of Thos Gorman at Woollengrange on the 3oth August last - Same persons for a conspiracy to rob- Guilty- Death.

Patrick’s occupation was listed as a ‘Soldier/Coal Miner/Militia man’.

Patrick married Eleanor Murphy at Castlecomer, Ireland.  Eleanor arrived free per ‘Joseph Banks’ in 1828 with children.

C1823: Sent to Newcastle.

28/10/1824: Aged 37, natie of Kilkenny, 5’7” tall, light grey eyes, brown hair, swarthy complexion - Absconded from Government Employment at Newcastle.

1828, 1830 , 1831: Ticket of Exemption from Government labour – Allowed to reside with his wife, Eleanor.

1840: CP

26/9/1851: Patrick died.

1/10/1851: Maitland Mercury:
On Monday an inquest was held at East Maitland on the body of Patrick McNamara.
McNamara was an old man, addicted to habits of intemperance, and resided at Berry Park.
On Tuesday the 23rd September, he was in East Maitland, being the polling day and got intoxicated.
Late that evening he was taken charge of by three constables, being then very noisy.
But instead of taking him to the lockup, they kindly took him to the house of a friend, Mr McLaughlin, wheelwright, with whose consent he was laid in the stable, on a platform, being made comfortable with bags, hay, and a man sitting up for some hours to see that he was all right.

The next morning McNamara appeared to be still labouring under the effects of drink, and complained of pain and soreness in his belly, but refused to enter Mr. McLaughlin’s house.
Mr. McLaughlin therefore sent word to his family and that (Wednesday) afternoon McNamara was taken home in a bullock dray, appearing to suffer much pain from the jolting.
No medical man was however sent for, all parties appearing to think that McNamara was only suffering from the effects of drink.
He still continued unwell throughout Thursday and in the middle of Thursday night he sent for some neighbours who came and saw him.
About three o’clock on Friday morning McNamara was suddenly taken much worse, appearing speechless, and before his son could bring his neighbours in again he expired.

A post-mortem examination was made by Dr Scott on Friday, when the only bruises visible were some on the knuckles and a cut on one knee, but none of them sufficient to have influenced his death.
Death had been caused by inflammation of the intestines, which might have been, in Dr Scott’s opinion, caused by exposure to cold, or by a fall, or a bruise, and in either case would be much aggravated by intemperance.
The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes, accelerated by frequent acts of intemperance.

Convict Changes History

kathryn on 28th September, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 1851, gender, occupation, crime

kathryn on 26th August, 2015 made the following changes:

voyage, source: Convict Indents (prev. )

D Wong on 26th August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th September, 1851 (prev. 1851), occupation, crime

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