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Christopher Shaughnessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Shaughnessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis Cornwallis
Departure date: 9th August, 1795
Arrival date: 11th February, 1796
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts


Primary source: Freemans Journal, Tuesday, July 23, 1793, p 4
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 18th April, 2019 wrote:

Christopher Shaughnessy and William Lynch “for highway robberies on Mary ollins and Mary Crawford —to be hanged don Saturday 7th September next [i.e. 1793].” per Freemans Journal (Dublin), Tuesday, July 23, 1793, p.4.

Shaughnessy’s sentence was commuted to transportation for life since he arrived at NSW on Marquis Cornwallis in February 1796 two and a half years after his trial. Lynch did not arrive so was probably hanged, otherwise would have been commuted by going into army or navy.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 18th April, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Freemans Journal, Tuesday, July 23, 1793, p 4 (prev. ), firstname: Christopher, surname: Shaughnessy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, cr

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