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Owen Rourke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Rourke
Aliases: Rourk
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Castle Forbes
Departure date: 3rd October, 1819
Arrival date: 4th March, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove newspapers online.
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 1st October, 2018 wrote:

Owen ROURKE was convicted at Dublin, Ireland on 2 July 1819.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ‘Castle Forbes’ ship.

Colony of VDL:
Ticket of Leave granted.
4 Oct 1826: Pass Holder issued at expiration of sentence.  (reg. Govt. Gazette 7/10/1826)

14 July 1828: Four men, including Owen Rourke charged with stealing a sheep. Committed for trial in the Supreme Court. Discharged.

16 Oct 1852: Free Certificate issued.

Nell Murphy on 1st October, 2018 wrote:

Personal details upon arrival in Colony:
aged 23yrs; labourer; from Dublin; 5’5 1/2” height; Hazel eyes; dark hair; sallow complexion.
Well behaved and useful.  (ref. Convict Indent)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 1st October, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove newspapers online. (prev. ), firstname: Owen, surname: Rourke, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupatio

Nell Murphy on 1st October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Rourk

Nell Murphy on 1st October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), occupation

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