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Patrick Ward

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Ward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Snapping a loaded pistol
Convicted at: Galway Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: City of Edinburgh 2
Departure date: 18th March, 1832
Arrival date: 27th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 51 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
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Community Contributions

scott young on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

Sentenced 10 june 1831
received conditional pardon 14 april 1848

Native of Galway

Maureen Withey on 1st February, 2022 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Patrick Ward, age 30, per City of Edinburgh (2) 1832,  Tried Galway, 1831, Life, for Firearms, Whiteboy rebel,  DOB, 1802, native place, Galway Co., married, 1 child, Trade: Ploughman reaper sower. Catholic.


Galway Special Commission.
P. Ward, for shooting at Flanagan, to be executed
Morning Post, 21 June 1831.

Galway Special Commission.
Patrick Ward, for having by force and menace attacked the habitation of Patrick Flanagan. —Sentence of death.
Evening Mail, 20 June 181.


Patrick Ward was put to the bar charged with having by force and menaces, on the 16 May, at Newcastle, compelled Patrick and William Flanagan quit their farm and habitation. The Jury retired for two minutes,— Verdict Guilty.
Sligo Journal, 17 June 1831.


Fifth Day Wednesday
This morning their Lordships, Judges Moore and Jebb, entered the court, house, when the prisoners who were convicted were brought forward to receive sentence. Connor Connear, John Kinneen, John Mooney, and Laurence Ferrell,  were sentenced to be transported for life. Horogan and John M‘Andrew are to be imprisoned twelve months and kept to hard labour. Judge Moore now placed the black cap on his head, and in a very feeling and exhorting manner, passed sentence of death Kelly, Ryan, and Ward. The day of their execution not named, but it is considered that it will take place on the 9th July next.
The Pilot, 17 June 1831.

Maureen Withey on 1st February, 2022 wrote:

Patrick Ward was a Whiteboy Rebel.

Convict Changes History

scott young on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870 (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Ward, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: , occupat

scott young on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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