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Timothy Shehan

Timothy Shehan, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Shehan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 20th January, 1848
Age: 58 years

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 15 years

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives - convicts, conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-17,411,311,L,80.
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th December, 2013 wrote:

Timothy Shehan was convicted at CCC, London on 14/09/1840 for cutting and wounding - stabbing Robert Hood. Shehan stated “he got me discharged from work by stating a lie to my Master”. 15yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Toitoise’, arriving 19/02/1842.

Married man; Roman Catholic; labourer; 5’5”; aged 52yrs; can read; sallow complexion; dk brown hair; lt grey eyes.
Native Place: Co. Cork, Ireland.

Hulk Report: Good

Assignments of service in Colony. 2yrs Probation.
1844: at Bothwell
17/10/1847: to hospital

20/01/1848: died at New Norfolk hospital.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1790, date of death 20th January, 1848, gender, occupation, crime

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