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Martin Rooney

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martin Rooney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written).
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 11th February, 2020 wrote:

The indentures state that Martin Rooney was 26 years old.  He could neither read or write: Religion Catholic: status single and a native of Galway.  He was a labourer.  He was convicted of street robbery on 31 July 1827 at County Clare and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion ruddy, freckled and fair; hair brown to bald and eyes blue.  Transport number 8.
He was assigned to William Cox, Richmond.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 11th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written). (prev. ), firstname: Martin, surname: Rooney, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1803, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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