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John Sweeney

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sweeney
Aliases: John Sweeny
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 19th July, 1827
Arrival date: 8th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 2nd April, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Sweeney,  age 35, per Eliza II (1) 1827, Tried at Cork, 1827,  crime, Stealing sheep, sentence 7 years, Native of Cork Co., trade – Farm man, protestant, Married 4 children. DOB 1792.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 8th April. 1834
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz. :
Eliza 3, John Sweeny
Sydney Herald, 14 Apr 1834.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Sweeney, alias1: John Sweeny, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1792, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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