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Edward Sweetman

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Sweetman
Aliases: John Sullivan, Wm Jones, Wm Mckay, Michael Mccaffney
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,145,L,80
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Community Contributions

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

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