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Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of John Kiley:

John Kiley was convicted at Cardiff on 13 July 1848 for highway robbery. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Lady Kennaway’ arriving 28 May 1851.

Aged 29yrs; single; waterman.
Native place - Co. Cork

Assignments in Colony.
25 May 1852: Ticket of Leave

Nov 1852: Accidentally killed by a falling tree at Swansea (east coast Tasmania).

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Matthew Kiely:

Matthew Kiely was convicted at Galway July 1848 for stealing clothes. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Blenheim’ arriving 31 Oct 1851.

Aged 20yrs; single; labourer; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Tipperary
Brothers - Thomas, Ned, John, ....

Probation Period: Old Wharf
10 Nov 1854: Stabbing John Daley. Committed for trial, Hobart. Not Guilty.

Free by servitude 23 July 1855

D Wong on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Peter Brien:

Peter was buried at the Old Sydney Burial Ground - listed as Bryan.

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Biddy Fallow:

Newspaper Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania 1869:
At the Criminal Sittings of the Supreme
Court, which commenced on Friday, the 22nd October, the offences charged, with the exception of one of wilful murder were of the ordinary character. The exception was that of Patrick Kiely, who was convicted of be wilful murder of his wife, Bridget Kiely at Calstock Estate, near
Deloraine, on (he 7ih of July last. The murdered woman had been married to Kiely, who had left her for some years during which she had been again married to a man named Clarke. On his return
to the Deloraine district, she had left Clarke to live with Kiely; and he finding them together at his house at a late hour on the night of the 28th June, be turned them both out, and the woman went to reside with Clarke and remained with him until the 7th July, when Kiely went deliberately to the
house, where, finding her alone, he cut her throat with a razor, and at some distance from the house burnt a number of articles belonging to her and Clarke, He was partially drunk at the time, and on his way to Clarke’s he stated that he was “going down to Paddy’s Scrub to kill
Biddy” and on his return be stated to
others that be had cut his wife’s throat,
and was contented with what he had
done, the jury, in delivering their verdict of guilty, recommended the prisoner
to mercy, on the ground that he had been
actuated by jealousy. The prisoner was
sentenced to death.

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Biddy Fallow:

Biddy Fallow was convicted at Galway on 2 July 1849 for stealing and killing a cow and heifer. 10 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Lane (Tasmania) on the ‘Earl Grey’ arriving May 1850.

Aged 40yrs; country servant; single; 4’10 1/2”; Roman Catholic.
Native Place - Galway, Ireland.

Assignments in Colony.

Married Patrick Kiely (per ‘Blenheim’) 8 Nov 1854.

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Patrick Kiely:

Further offence in Colony:
22 Oct 1869 Launceston Supreme Court - wilful murder. Guilty. Sentenced to death.

Report from Cornwall Chronicle 5 Nov 1869: “At the Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court, which commenced on Friday, the 22nd October, the offences charged, with the exception of one of wilful murder were of the ordinary character. The exception was that of Patrick Kiely, who was convicted of be wilful murder of his wife.
Bridget Kiely at Calstock Estate, near Deloraine, on (he 7ih of July last. The murdered woman had been married to Kiely, who had left her for some years,during which she had been again married
to a man named Clarke. On his return to the Deloraine district, she had left Clarke to live with Kieley ; and he finding them together at his house at a late hour on the night of the 28th June, he turned them both out, and the woman went to reside with Clarke. and remained with him until the 7th July, when Kiely went deliberately to the house, where, finding her alone, he cut her throat with a razor, and at some distance from the house burnt a number of articles belonging to her and Clarke, He was partially drunk at the lime, and on his way to Clarke’s he stated that he was “going down to Paddy’s Scrub to kill Biddy ” and on his return be stated to
others that be had cut his wife’s throat,and was contented with what he had done, the jury, in delivering their verdict of guilty, recommended the prisoner to mercy, on the ground that he had been actuated by jealousy. The prisoner was sentenced to death.”

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Patrick Kiely:

Patrick Kiely was convicted at   for stealing a quantity of sugar. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blenheim’ arriving 1851.

Native place: Limerick
Father - Patrick
Mother - Bridget
Brothers - Thomas & M…..
Aged 23yrs; single; Roman Catholic; 5’2 1/2”; stout build.

14 mths Probation period at Old Wharf
Permission to marry 25 July 1854 - to Biddy Fallow (per ‘Earl Grey’). Approved.
Ticket of Leave 1 Aug 1854
Conditional Pardon 31 July 1855
Certificate of Freedom April 1856

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Michael Kiely:

Michael Keily was convicted at Cork Nov 1848 for stealing lead. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per ‘Blenheim’ arriving 31 Oct 1851.

Aged 23yrs; labourer; 5’6 1/2”; single; fair complexion, freckled; sandy hair.
Native place: Co. Limerick
Brothers - Patrick & John

Probation Period 12mths - Old Wharf.
29 Nov 1853: Ticket of Leave
31 Oct 1854: Conditional Pardon

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Michael Keilly:

Michael Keilly was convicted at Tipperary on 1 Aug 1846 for Highway Robbery - being armed and stealing money at Co. Clare. 15 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Tory’ arriving 18 March 1847.

Aged 21yrs; farm labourer; single; 5’4”; Roman Catholic; can read.
Native place - Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
Father - Thomas
Mother - Mary
Sisters - Mary, Biddy & Judy
Brothers - John, Martin & Thomas

Probation Period - 2yrs 6mths.
Station Gang - Darlington, Maria Island (east coast Tasmania)
1849 & 1850: at Browns River
1850 & 1851: Sandy Bay & Hobart

D Wong on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Thomas Hunter:

Thomas Hunter was 17 years old on arrival at Norfolk Island and was transported for ‘Stealing bacon’.
His native place was Belfast, Antrim County.
Thomas was single.

17/2/1843: Convict Death Register: Thomas died at the Norfolk General Hospital.

Graham Brown on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Jane Charlton:

Jane Married Alexander William Saunders in 1851 and had two children Elizabeth Jane Saunders (1852-1855) and Alexander William Sanders (name change)(1858-1946 )
I have much more and could email if you get in touch jengrah1@bigpond.com

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Philip Burke:

Born - Ireland. Convicted of stealing Keg Rum.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Peter Brien:

Born - Ireland, Died - Parramatta NSW.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Morgan Brien:

Born - Ireland. Colonial Sentence.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Eleanor Mary Brien:

Born - Waterford. Ireland. Died - Hawkesbury River flood.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Catherine Brien:

Born - Ireland. Died - Parramatta NSW.

D Wong on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Patrick Glinney:

Patrick Glinney was 21 years old on arrival in NSW – crime not listed.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
GLINNY, Patrick. Per “Prince Regent”, 1824
1824 Jul 21: On list of convicts landed from the “Prince Regent” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.2)

31/1/1831: COF

28/2/1833 Sydney Gazette:
Patrick Glennie, for breaking and entering a warehouse, and robbing therein, to be transported for life.

Transported to Norfolk Island.

1834: Tried for being principals and accessories in the conspiracy formed and partly executed by the convicts there for the capture of the island, and the murder of the officers and troops.

22/9/1834: Executed at Norfolk Island, aged 28 – listed as Pat Glenny on the headstone.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Patrick Brannagan:

Born - Ireland. Previous Irish Trials.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Thomas Brady:

Born -  Mullingar, Ireland.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Eleanor Brady:

Born - County Cork Ireland.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Daniel Brady:

Born - Dublin Ireland. Died - Campbelltown NSW, Landholder.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of John Bracken:

Born - Ireland. Colonial Sentence.

Peter Williamson on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Marcus Annesley:

I am the author of http://www.marcusannesley.org and direct descendant of Marcus Annesley. There is no record of an alias Anesty. It looks like a typo to me.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of John Boylan:

Born - Ireland. Living - 1806 with Patrick Ward per Britannia I (1797.

Dennis Nightingale on 25th June, 2016 wrote of Henry Bower:

Bower Henry 34   Sugar Cane (1793)  1792 Dublin 7 1759   Uttering forged deeds     Trial details available

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