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||21st September, 1849
life span was 60 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 27th August, 2017 wrote:
Owen Molloy was 26 years old on arrival in NSW.
26/12/1832: Molloy Owen, Dunvegan Castle, labourer - to W. Coghill, Wingecarrabee.
16/4/1840 The Australian, Sydney:
Forgery. — Three men, named James Smith, David M’Farlane, and Owen Molloy, from that happy land of accomplished vagabonds, Port Macquarie, are in custody of the -police, charged with forging and
uttering a check onthe Bank of Australia
for £15 12s 6d. ~~ Transportation for 7 years.
First sent to Norfolk Island.
12/10/1842: Arrived in VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’.
He was then described as: A Dairyman, 5’4¾” tall, 32 years old, fresh complexion, dark brown curley hair, blue eyes, lancet mark on right arm, scar on little finger of left hand, native place: County Cavan.
24/5/1846: Emerged from Gang - he was at Cascades.
Found nothing to say how he got to Moreton Bay.
9/7/1849 Sydney Morning Herald:
JULY 3.- Murder. - This place has been the scene of another of those diabolical murders which disgrace humanity.
The facts elicited at the Coroner’s inquest, on the 21st ultimo, are these: -The deceased, John Leonard, lately in the employ of
Mr. J. O. Ewer, of the Condamine River, come to Brisbane with his master on Friday, the 15th ultimo, and there obtained his discharge from
that gentleman’s service; but signified his intention of returning to the country again, and agreed to meet Mr. Ewer on the Ipswich
road on Sunday. His not keeping his appointment, and a man named Owen Molloy being seen in South Brisbane, on Sunday evening, with a portion of Leonard’s clothes
upon him, and other property known to have been previously in the deceased’s possesion, suspicion was excited that he had murdered the man; and the following Monday,
upon the police being made acquainted with the matter, he was apprehended, and, after an examination, remanded, whilst search was made for the body.
District Constable Murphy, in company with Mr. Ewer, and two native blacks, proceeded on Wednesday to Cowper’s Plains, tracing the road along for marks, at Canoe
Creck the deceased’s dog showed evident signs of unwillingness to cross the creek, but run on | one side the road into the bed of the creek.
Upon Murphy following the direction the dog I had taken, he came upon the body of poor Leonard lying in the creek horribly disfigured,
and the skull fractured, evidently from the blow of a tomahawk; several witnesses proved at the inquest that Molloy had been in company with the
deceased on the Sunday morning, and that he knew Leonard had money about him, and which was subsequently found on I he person of Molloy: the Jury brought in a
verdict of wilful murder against Molloy, who stands committed to take his trial.
(**The only John Leonard that arrived in NSW was on the ‘Sophia’ 1829, others: 4 to VDL and 2 to WA).
22/9/1849: Maitland Mercury, NSW:
Execution.-Owen Molloy, who was convicted at the last Criminal Court, of the murder of John Leonard, at Canoe Creek, Moreton Bay, on the 17th June, yesterday morning underwent the extreme penalty of the law, at the usual place of execution.
On reaching the scaffold, the clergyman by whom he had been attended briefly addresed the people assembled to witness the
execution. He said that the culprit acknowledged the justice of the sentence which he was about to suffer, and entreated their
prayers on behalf of his soul, adding, that the love of drink had brought him into those circumstances, from which he hoped they
would take a timely warning.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 27th August, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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