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John Quinlan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Quinlan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: 24th February, 1901
Age: 79 years

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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; Ancestry and Certificates.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 13th October, 2020 wrote:

The convict indentures state that John Quinlan is 14 years old.  He could read; religion Roman Catholic; Status single and a native of County Limerick.  He was an errand boy.  John was convicted of shop lifting at Limerick City on 6 October 1835 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had one prior conviction and served 3 months.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 4 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes grey.  Transport number 135.  Prisoner number 36-1398.  Comment on indentures that ‘Mother Margaret Quinlan, per Thomas Harrison’.  Received Certificate of Freedom in 1843 (number 43/801).
Married Ann Marie O’Halloran on 3 March 1851 at East Maitland.  Together they had 8 children and he died at Uralla on 24 February 1901.  His mother, Margaret Quinlan, died in 1859.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 13th October, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; Ancestry and Certificates. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Quinlan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1822, date of death: 24th February,

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