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John Shaughnessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shaughnessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2016 wrote:

John Shaughnessy was convicted at CCC, London on 3 Feb 1840 for stealing a pair of boots. 7yr sentence. Sent to Parkhurst Prison for Boys on Isle of Wight - there for 4yrs before being transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

Single; aged 13yrs; bricklayer or shoemaker; Protestant; can read and write.
Native place - Marylebone, London.

Probation period expired 14 July 1846.
1846: at New Town Farm (nr Hobart)
Ticket of Leave 21 July 1846
30 Oct 1846: steal boots and other articles. 6mths imprisonment with hard labour.
Ticket of Leave revoked 24 Nov 1846
Certificate of Freedom 14 Aug 1847 at Salt Water River.

Convict Changes History

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

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

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

date of birth: 1830 (prev. 0000)

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