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Rachel Shannon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rachel Shannon
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures and Convict Register for Application to Marry.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 17th June, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Rachel Shannon was 31 years old.  She could read and write; religion Protestant; status single and a native of County Cork.  She was a needle woman.  Rachel was convicted of an attempt to poison at County Cork the Spring Assizes 1837 and sentenced to life.  She had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 4 feet 9 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes blue.  Transport number 128.  Prisoner number 127-38.
Application to marry granted on 26 October 1841 to William Robinson, aged 29, transported on Mary (4) for seven years.  He was free at time of application.  Rachel was 34 years old and status was bond.  Application submitted by Rev W. Stack, Maitland, NSW.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 17th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures and Convict Register for Application to Marry. (prev. ), firstname: Rachel, surname: Shannon, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of death: 00

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