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Edward O'hara

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward O'hara
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Ireland, Armagh
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 11th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Edward O’Hara,  age 25, per Minerva I (1) (1818), Tried at Armagh, 1817, Life,  DOB 1793, native place,  Tynan Armagh Co.,  Labourer.

Convicts on the Minerva, List dated 30 Dec 1817, Castle of Dublin.
Edward O’Hara, age 21, Horse stealing, tried March 1817, Life.

Maureen Withey on 11th November, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

O’HARA, Edward. Per “Minerva”, 1818

1821 Feb 17 - Commutation warrant (Reel 6070; 4/7020 No.72)

1821 Feb 17 - Tried in Hobart. Sentence commuted (Reel 6070; 4/1265 p.4)

1821 Feb 21 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.141)

1821 Jul - On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.131)

c.1822 - On list of convicts at Port Macquarie (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.344-5)

1822 Jul 3 - Runaway from Port Macquarie; captured at Port Stephens (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.165)

1822 Jul 31 - Runaway from Port Macquarie. Embarked on “Elizabeth Henrietta” for Van Diemen’s Land (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.113)

1823 Mar 21 - Runaway from Port Macquarie. On list of convicts embarked on the “Elizabeth Henrietta” for Hobart on 31 Jul 1822 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.12)


At the Monthly Sessions which commenced on Saturday last, and continued by adjournment till Tuesday the 5th inst. included, the under-mentioned prisoners were fully committed to take their trial before the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction:—
Edward O’Hara and John Procter, charged with stealing a number of sheep, the property of Wm. Waterson, at Clarence Plains.
Hobart Town Gazette, 9 Dec 1820.

Court of Criminal Jurisdiction. Monday.
John Procter and Edward O’ Hara were indicted for feloniously stealing a number of sheep, the property of William Waterson, a settler at the Bluff Lagoon. Evidence at some length was given in support of the information.— The prisoners made no defence; and were both found Guilty.
Hobart Town Gazette, 27 Jan 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 11th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Edward, surname: O'hara, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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