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Anne Rooney

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anne Rooney
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1st August, 1887
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Perjury
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 20th August, 1836
Arrival date: 14th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: Ancestry Convict Indents. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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D Wong on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

Anne Rooney was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Dublin.

Anne was illiterate, RC, single, 5’1” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, small mole under right eye, small pock pit right cheek, small mole lower part of right side of neck.

29/8/1837: Permission to marry Henry Cooke (Lady Faversham 1830) Henry was 30 and free - Ann was 19 and on Bond.

23/8/1837: Married at St. Patrick’s, Parramatta, NSW.
01 (F):        Mary Ann COOK
Born:          c. 1837             in Sydney NSW AUS

02 (F):        Eliza COOK
Born:          11 MAR 1839           in Sydney NSW AUS 3
Died:          05 OCT 1906           in Tamworth NSW AUS 4
Spouses:        John SPINKS

03 (M):        William Henry COOK
Born:          07 JUL 1840           in Manilla NSW AUS 5
Died:          27 SEP 1926           in Campsie NSW
Spouses:        Adelaide RIGELSFORD

04 (M):        John COOK
Born:          1842               in Muswellbrook NSW
Died:          07 APR 1893           in Calala NSW AUS
Spouses:        Mary HARPER

05 (M):        Richard COOK
Born:          07 JAN 1844           in Maitland NSW AUS 6
Died:          18 FEB 1864           in Tamworth NSW AUS

06 (M):        George COOK
Born:          28 SEP 1845           in Singleton NSW AUS 7
Died:          02 MAR 1907           in Coolah NSW AUS
Spouses:        Susan MILLER

07 (M):        Samuel COOK
Born:          31 JAN 1849           in Scone NSW AUS
Died:          22 MAR 1932           in Tamworth NSW AUS
Spouses:        Sarah Jane HARPER

08 (M):        Thomas COOK
Born:          17 MAR 1851           in Singleton NSW AUS 8
Died:          09 SEP 1894           in Attunga Creek NSW AUS
Spouses:        Sarah BRAN

09 (F):        Ann COOK
Born:          30 APR 1853           in Warialda NSW AUS 9
Died:          01 FEB 1892           in Attunga NSW AUS
Spouses:        Thomas BUTLER

10 (M):        Frederick COOK
Born:          01 MAY 1853           in Warialda NSW AUS 10
Died:          21 JUL 1938           in Manilla NSW AUS
Spouses:        Agnes ABRA

11 (F):        Caroline Amelia COOK
Born:          15 OCT 1858           in Woolomol NSW AUS 11
Spouses:        Samuel MILLERD

1/8/1887: Anne died at Goonoo Goonoo, NSW.

Henry Cooke died 15/10/1890 at Goonoo Goonoo, NSW.

D Wong on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

Clonmel Herald Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
30 Mar 1836
(From the Special Reporter of the Freeman’s Journal.)
  Baron Smith tat eleven o’clock on Monday.  GROSS PERJURY—CROWN PROSECUTION.
  Anne Rooney, a plump country girl, was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury, contained in voluntary informations sworn by her before W. Moloney, Esq., J.P. on the 26th of August, 1835, touching the death of the Rev. Mr. Walshe.
  When the prisoner was arraigned, and asked whether she was guilty or not guilty, she said, “I don’t know what to say __ what will I Say?”
She then pleaded not guilty.
  The jury was then sworn.
(Long legal jargon)...
  W. Molony, Esq., sworn___I am a magistrate of Carlow county ; I have seen the prisoner before ; on the 22d of August she came before me at Bagnalstown and I examined her on oath ; I hold her information in my hand I took them from her own words, and read them over to her and she signed the whole.
[Witness here read the informations.]
They were to the effect that she hired herself as b inder to one Auley, near Kilgraney-bridge, about a week before the murder, she saw Sly. Styles, and Wynne, come into Auley’s house, and heard Sly whisper to Styles, that he should go down to the bridge, and wait till he heard the priest coming, and then whistle ; she state also, that herself, the wife of Auley, and her daughter Kitty, went down the field ; that they hid themselves behind bushes for half an hour ; that they they heard the priest riding up slowly and whistling ; that the three ment came up ; that Sly seized the reins and head of the priest’s horse, and said “we want you ;” that the priest said___"if you want money or drink I’ll give it to you, boys ;” but that they said, “no we want you ; it’s often you dragged us through your teeth, and now we’ll drag you ;” that they then pulled hem off his horse, and that he begged of them to give him two minutes to pray, and to stand off from him, this they refused, and then murdered him, striking him with a hammer, jumping upon him, &C.  That when they had murdered him, they went away ; that they then came back to see if he was dead and that they (the party of female before-mentioned) remained through fear, under the bushes, until dal light lest they should meet any of the murderers.
  The women, Howley and her daughter, were called up and deposed that they never saw Anne Rooney in their life before…................
  Baron Smith charged the jury, and without quitting the box, they returned a verdict of guilty.  His Lordship then proceeded to pass sentence upon the prisoner.
[Long summation]
  The sentence of the court is that you, Anne Rooney, be imprisoned for two months, and that then you be transported for seven years.
  Throughout the trial, the prisoner was muttering to herself, and showed the utmost disregard for what was going on.
  When the sentence of transportation for 7 years was passed, she said, “I am sorry it is not for life.”

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Ancestry Convict Indents. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Anne, surname: Rooney, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1817, date of death: 1st Au

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