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||19th February, 1820
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||NSW State Records, Convict Indents. Freemans Journal dated 7th Sept 1810. Sydney Gazette dated 26 Feb 1820. LIMERICK CHRONICLE 8 Sept 1810
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Robin Sharkey on 14th January, 2014 wrote:
John Shine was 33 years old when he was found guilty in the Cork County Assizes in the first week of September 1810, of “sheep stealing”. His sentence reported in the Freemans Journal of 7 September 1810 was transportation for life, however was actually 7 years.
Peter Denahy (per Providence) was tried with him at the same assizes for sheep stealing, and John Murphy also in the Cork City court.
*1814 Muster - Watchman at the Sydney Lumber Yard.
* 1816 Muster - Gardener, Sydney
* 1817 Muster - Government Labour
* 118 Muster - Government Labour
* 19 February 1820 DIED by falling from a building.
“An Inquest was assembled on Saturday last (i.e 19 Feb) on the body of John Shine, a plaisterer, who met his death by falling from a new building in Charlotte-square, in which he was employed as a watchman. Verdict - Accidental Death” Sydney Gazette, Saturday 26th Feb 1820.
* Death records state he was aged 30. But supposedly 33 when he left Ireland -perhaps then actually 23?
* Buried 20 January 1820, registered at St Phillip’s. (The cemetery then was Old Sydney Burial Ground located in the area of modern day Sydney Town Hall)
Convict Changes History
Robin Sharkey on 14th January, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1777, date of death 19th February, 1820, gender, occupation, crime
Robin Sharkey on 14th January, 2015 made the following changes:
source: NSW State Records, Convict Indents. Freemans Journal dated 7th Sept 1810. Sydney Gazette dated 26 Feb 1820. LIMERICK CHRONICLE 8 Sept 1810 (prev. NSW State Records, Convict Indents. Freemans Journal dated 7th Sept 1810. Sydney Gazette dated 26 Fe
Iris Dunne on 21st June, 2020 made the following changes: