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Daniel O'brien

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel O'brien
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Ireland. Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 1st November, 1848
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict record
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2018 wrote:

N.B. There are two persons named Daniel O’Brien on this sailing of the ‘Blenheim’ 1848/49.

Daniel O’Brien was convicted of assaulting a man, at Limerick, Ireland on 1st April 1847. First conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Blenheim’ arriving 2 Feb 1849.

Aged 31 yrs; a farm labourer; married man, 3 children; 5’6 1/2”; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes; Roman Catholic; can read & write.
Native place of birth: Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Wife: Katherine, at native place
Brothers: John & James
Sisters: Nancy, Margaret (at London) & Mary. (ref. Convict Indent record)

Conduct Record -
1 Oct 1850: Ticket of Leave revoked as he was absent from Muster.
10 Dec 1850: at Mr. Grey’s, Fingal - drunk. Fined.

8 April 1854: Free Certificate, at Launceston (northern part of Colony) VDL.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict record (prev. ), firstname: Daniel, surname: O'brien, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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