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||John Sullivan, Wm Jones, Wm Mckay, Michael Mccaffney
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life span was 57 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2012 wrote:
Edward Sweetman was convicted at Dublin City on 17/01/1844 for stealing a handkerchief. Two prior similar convictions. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.
Gaol Report: middling
Ship Surgeon’s Report: good
16yrs of age; 4’11 1/2”; single; fair complexion; dk brown hair; hazel eyes; read & write a little; labourer; Roman Catholic. Native Place: Dublin.
Van Diemans Land Record: Convict no. 68878.
Station Gang: Jerusalem, VDL.
Emerged from Gang 24/11/1845.
Several notes of misconduct and punishments.
Edward used numerous alias names during his lifetime - to make a better life for himself, or evade prior record?
Assigned at Fingal; Glenore; Westbury; Norfolk Plains; Morven (Evandale) and Launceston.
Tried Launceston Court 07/07/1853 - Not Guilty.
Tried as Wm McKay, Launceston - stealing. 2yrs prison. Sent to Impression Bay.
Free Certificate 28/08/1857.
Tried 30/03/1873 as Wm Jones.
Also tried as Michael McCaffney.
Also known as John Sullivan.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2012 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1828, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime