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Owen Wade

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Wade
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Armagh
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2020 wrote:

UNLAWFUL OATHS. Owen Wade, a school-master, indicted for tendering an unlawful oath James M’Connell, to become a Thresher. James M’Connell, examined by Mr. Macartney —Knows prisoner ; was in his company May was a-year; he came to witness’s house prisoner took him to the field, and asked him why he was not concerned in a matter among the neighbours viz. the threshing line; witness said was too old. Prisoner then said his life was in danger if he would not be concerned, and as he would see a number persons assembling, he must at least be sworn to secrecy; prisoner then swore him to secrecy as to all he saw of the Threshers, as witness said they were house-breakers, robbers, &c.; no person present but witness and prisoner; prisoner gave witness a watchword; went that night to a former place;  prisoner was to be supported by what they would get; the password was—There will be a changed times.  Cross-examined—Wade shewed him pistol before he swore him.
Graham Johnston—Knows M‘Connell long time; remembers him coming to make complaint to him; M‘Connell told him every thing he mentioned here; knows his character; witness bailed McConnell; lives in neighbourhood ; there were nightly meetings ; the farmers were robbing; they were called threshers and ribbonmen. —Guilty. 
His Lordship, addressing the prisoner, said was it not the first time he had been before him—he was tried in Dundalk, about three years ago, for a most infamous riot; he and his party were tried, for assaulting and attempting to murder a man, on account of religious opinions. The prisoner took an inconspicuous part, and leaned against a wall, instead of a wall, instead of the crutch which he usually made use of, and beat, him till life was nearly extinct. His Lordship concluded by sentencing him to to transported for life.
Saunders News’ Letter, 7 Aug 1817.


Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Owen Wade,  age 25, per Minerva I (1) (1818), Tried at Armagh, 1817, 14 years,  DOB 1793, native place,  Armagh,  School master.


Convicts on the Minerva, List dated 30 Dec 1817, Castle of Dublin.
Owen Wade, age 26, Administering unlawful oaths, July 1817, 14 years.

Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct record.  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-45$init=CON31-1-45p25
No 69. Owen Wade.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Owen, surname: Wade, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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