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Thomas Sharkey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Sharkey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 10th June, 1883
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 wrote:

Thomas SHARKEY was convicted at Dublin Nov 1818. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Bencoolen’ then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Admiral Cockburn’ arriving Sept 1819.

Single man; aged 18yrs; lamp lighter; 5’4 1/4”; dark eyes; brown hair; fair ruddy complexion.
Native place - Dublin, Ireland.

D Wong on 30th September, 2016 wrote:

Thomas’s occupation was a ‘Lamp lighter/labourer’.

22/8/1838: Married Sarah Monaghan - Sarah was born in the Colony, 1805-1854.  They had 4 children all born between 1830 and 1835.  Thomas and Sarah married in the Catholic Church, which is probably why the late marriage date - they probably waited to marry in the Catholic faith.  At the birth of his children Thomas was listed as a farmer.

1842-48: Thomas resided in the Avoca area which was known as Camp Hill, in the Fingal Valley and was employed by Simeon Lord Jnr.

Have not found a COF date.

10/6/1883: Thomas died aged 83 of Senilis at the New Town Pauper Establishment - listed as a labourer.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Sharkey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1801, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th June, 1883 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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