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Dennis Shine

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dennis Shine
Aliases: Sheene, Sheen, Cheyne, Denis
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833. 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822 4. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Main Series of Letters Received, 1788-1826, p108 --- 5. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822 6. Colonial Secretary's Papers
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Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

NATIVE PLACE: Cork, Ireland (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833)

DATE OF CONVICTION: Lent 1820

DESCRIPTION: 5’4”, sallow complexion, brown hair, blue eyes (see Cert of Freedom).

OTHER:
1820, 19 September: Denis Shine, labourer, 22, 5’4½”, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821).

1822: General Muster – Denis Shine, convict, 7yrs, Windsor Road party (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822).

1822, 19 December: On list of convicts victualled at HM’s Windsor Stores; in road gang with overseer Hugh Wallace Hossack, also per Dorothy (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Main Series of Letters Received, 1788-1826, p108).

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

1824, 31 March: Of Western Road party. On return of fines & punishments inflicted by the Bench of Evan – punished for theft, 50 lashes (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825, p69).

1826, 18 January: Convicted at Penrith by Rev Fulton Esq (see Convict Records, 1810-1891, Port Macquarie Penal Settlement: List of Convicts, 1825-1830).

1826, 19 January: Admitted to Sydney Gaol “for absenting repeatedly from his gang”. Sentenced to penal settlement for 3 years; sent to Port Macquarie on 28 January 1826 per “Mary Elizabeth” (see Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance Book Sydney 1825-1832).

1826, 28 January: Sent to Port Macquarie (see above).

1827, 23 March: Released from Port Macquarie, “sent down per ‘Alligator’” (see Convict Records, 1810-1891, Port Macquarie Penal Settlement: List of Convicts, 1825-1830).

1827, 29 March: Certificate of Freedom granted, aged 28 (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

1828: Dennis Shine, 30, free settler, labourer and living at the residence of George Cutter, Camden 1828 [Note: Cutter received a land grant at Gibraltar Creek, Mittagong, in Camden.] (see NSW Census (Australian Copy) (NRS 1272) 1828 Census: Alphabetical Return Surnames L-T).

1831, 7 May: Denis SHEENE admitted to North Parramatta Gaol, to be sent to Superintendent of Convicts; sent to Sydney 10 May (see Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Description Book Parramatta 1830-1832).

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

1838, 24 March: Granted permission to marry Bridget Jackson, 27, per “Surry 6”. He is 40. She is on bond and he is free (see Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851, Granted 1838).

1838: Denis Shine and Bridget Jackson marriage registered at Parramatta (see NSW BDM 44/1838 V183844 130).

1840, 21 July: Admitted to Parramatta Gaol, prisoner #1631 Denis Shine, born 1800, medium build, dark complexion, grey hair, hazel eyes; remanded to the District Bench Parramatta 23 July (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Description Book Parramatta 1839-1842).

1841, 28 December: Prisoner #1982 Dennis Shine admitted to North Parramatta Gaol, NSW: Dennis Shine, Place of Origin Tipperary; Arrival year 1820; per Dorothy. He is free, a Catholic, sawyer; to be locked in a cell for 72 hours; released 31 December (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance Book Parramatta 1840-1843).

1841 Census: Dennis Shine, living in the Parish of South Coolah, Parramatta (see 1841 NSW Census Index to Abstracts: Berrima - Sydney Nabel – Yull).

1846, 2 April: Murdered “by Blue Shirt and other blacks of the Bellinger tribe.” He is listed as Dennis Sheen alias Shine, and was one of three people killed. The inquest was conducted at McLeay on 7 April (see Registers of Coroners’ Inquests, 1821-1937, Registers of Coroners´ Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries, 1834-1942, 1834-1859).

But the SMH’s report, reproduced verbatim below, says they were killed on or before 17 March 1846…

“MURDERS BY THE BLACKS. – Intelligence was received yesterday in Sydney from the Bellinger River, dated the 17th instant, stating that Daniel Devlin, his wife, and Dennis Cheyne [Shine], all living on John Robertson’s cedar cutting station, had been inhumanly murdered by the blacks.” (The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Mar 1846, p2).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833. 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3.

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833. 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833. 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict

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