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John O'brien

John O'Brien, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Malcolm, 13 May 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

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

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
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 Life

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: York Special Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: David Malcolm
Departure date: 13th May, 1845
Arrival date: 25th August, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 290. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 wrote:

John O’BRIEN was convicted at York, England on 10 July 1844 for the manslaughter of Benjamin Gott. Tried with 5 other men. Life Sentence. 1st conviction. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘David Malcolm’ arriving 1845 but first stationed at Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales, Australia). Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land itself in 1847 per the ship ‘Tory’.

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 wrote:

Details upon arrival in VDL:
Aged 30 yrs; single man; 5’7” height.
Native place of birth: Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Father: George - at native place
Mother: Bridget
Brothers: Patrick; Michael; xxx
Sisters: Honora & Bridget   (ref. for family details - Convict Indent record)

Convict Changes History

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

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 290. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 29

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