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Edward Tiernan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Tiernan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Riotous conduct & felony
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 14 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?CON33-1-58,178,154,L,80. Ticket of Leave Granted: http://trove.nla.gov.au 15/03/1851 Cornwall chronicle
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th December, 2012 wrote:

Edward Tiernan was convicted at Roscommon on 27/02/1844 for appearing armed and attack a house (with 6 others, including brother Domonick, on board this ship). 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2013 wrote:

Gaol Report: well conducted
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good
6 others charged with same offence on board the ‘Cadet’, including his brothers Domonick & John.

Ploughman/farm labourer; 24 yrs of age; 5’5”; single man; fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic; read & write a little.
Native Place: Roscommon, Ireland.

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang: Seven Mile Creek, 21mths. Emerged 24/05/1846.
05/08/1846: attempt to bribe overseer to allow himself to be absent - 7 days solitary.

Assignments at: Richmond, O’Briens Bridge, Glenorchy, Elizabeth St Hobart, Melville St. Hobart & Bagdad.

Ticket of Leave 11/03/1851
Conditional Pardon 07/06/1853

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1820, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2013 made the following changes:


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