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Philip O'reilly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip O'reilly
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Shopkeeper
Date of Death: 26th July, 1883
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sedition
Convicted at: Ireland, Leitrim
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: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 5th December, 2013 wrote:

Philip O’Reilly was 41 years old on arrival and he was transported “for writing a seditious letter relative to bad landlords).

Philip was born in Roscommon, was 5’5” tall, could read and write, was married to Susan with 6 children, RC, fresh complexion, brown/grey hair, light brown eyes, scar on upper lip - rather bald.

Father: Francis
Mother: Rosana
Brothers: Francis and George all at native place.

Excellent behaviour on board noted.  Received a TOL almost on arrival.

21/9/1850: Applied for his family to be brought out to VDL.

6/4/1852: CP

Philip’s wife Susan died on 8/5/1876 at Brighton, aged 69.  He then remarried in 1876 to Sarah Flynn (per Waverley 1847).  Sarah was Sarah McTigue who married Peter Flynn (per Bengal Merchant 1834 to NSW).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th December, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1807, date of death 26th July, 1883, gender, occupation, crime

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