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John Roynan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Roynan
Aliases: Ryan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Tailor
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 14 years

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,138,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2012 wrote:

John Roynan was convicted at Roscommon, Ireland on 20/03/1844, cojointly with Kiernan and Cooney, of appearing armed and attack a house, by night. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land, on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th December, 2012 wrote:

Gaol Report: well conducted. Kiernan & Cooney also tried for same offence and on board ship.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good

Aged 26yrs; Roman Catholic; read & write; tailor; 5’6”; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes; married. Native Place: Roscommon.

Van Diemens Land:  Convict no. 61377.
Station Gang: Impression Bay, 21mths. Emerged from Gang 24/05/1846.

08/01/1851: Ticket of Leave granted.

03/01/1854: Constable. Willfully supress information in a case of felony to defeat prosecution. 2mths hard labour. Ticket of Leave revoked.

11/07/1854: Ticket of Leave reissued.

01/08/1854: Conditional Pardon

22/02/1881: Perjury - 12mths imprisonment.(maybe under name “Ryan”)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1818, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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