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Edward Shannon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Shannon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann and Amelia
Departure date: 8th September, 1824
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 26th December, 2020 wrote:

Commission Intelligence.
William Johnson, convicted of highway robbery on the Donnybrook road; Thomas Ward, or Kavanagh, convicted of highway robbery, in the glen of Saggard; Thomas Flood, convicted of a burglary in the house of Mr. Brebner; and John Quinn and Edward Shannon, convicted of a burglary the house of Mr. Connery, were next put the bar. Judge Jebb put the black cap, and impressive manner pronounced the awful sentence of Death on the wretched men, and implored them to make the best use they could, the little time that would allotted them this world, to prepare for eternity. Whilst his Lordship was passing sentence, Ward said, “A long day, Lord.” When sentence was concluded, he groaned audibly, and said, “the Lord have mercy on us.” The prisoners were then led from the bar. They all appeared to feel deeply their wretched condition.
Dublin Evening Mail, 7 Jan 1824.
Westmeath Journal 15 Jan 1824


Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Edward Shannon,  age on arrival, 21, per Ann and Amelia 1825, Tried Dublin, 1824, Life.  DOB, 1804, native of Wexford.  Block pump maker turner.


The following report MAY refer to this person.

The Police. Tuesday May 30.
Edward Shannon, prisoner for life, charged with stealing the upper part of a commode, the property of Mr. Hunt, from his premises, some time since. Sentenced to work in irons for three months.
Sydney Gazette, 3 Jun 1826.


NSW 1828 Census Index.
Edward Shannon, per Ann & Amelia, H. Pk. Barracks.


The following report MAY refer to this person.

Police Incidents.
Friday, July 1. — Ann Williams, a lady of the pave, appealed on summons to answer for harbouring Edward Shannon, a prisoner of the crown, Ann pleaded guilty, but in her defence stated, that she had been to a wake in O’Connell-street, and had taken Shannon to see her home safe to her apartments in Phillip-street.  The Bench sentenced her to pay a fine of 25 dollars, and one dollar for the day on which the prisoner was found, together with the costs, or in default to go to gaol for three months.
Sydney Herald, 4 July 1831.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Edward, surname: Shannon, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1804, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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