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John O'brien

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Name, Aliases & Gender

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

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Groom and house servant
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: Stealing money
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 31st December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 28 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 wrote:

John O’BRIEN was convicted at Limerick, Ireland on 5 July 1836 for stealing money.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Earl Grey’.

Several records of misconduct and severe punishments.

16 March 1842: Tried at Windsor, NSW for Burglary. Life sentence. Stated he was an assigned servant at the dwelling house of Rev. Mc xxx

Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Waterlily”.
Native place of birth: Limerick, Ireland.
Sent to the Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

1849: Pass Holder.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 made the following changes:

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

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