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Eugene O'Connor convict to NSW 1835
Posted by: mary tossell (ID *****6427) Date: May 02, 2014 at 23:42:42
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Looking for information on:
Eugene "Owen" O'Connor "Connor"

Birth abt 1810 in Kerry, Ireland
Death appx 1874 in Sydney, New South Wales

His trial was in Apr 1835 in Kerry, sentence 7 yrs

Aug of 1835 transferred to Dublin Castle, then onto the ship: Hive which left for Dublin on 4 Aug picked up prisoners, stopped in Cork and took on passengers there. Left for New South Wales on 24 Aug 1835

Shipwrecked 10 Dec 1835 on Bhewerre Beach NSW when the Hive ran aground near Jarvis Bay

In Mar 1836 he was assigned to Master L Harnett - as an in-door servant

"Runaway Apprehended" 3 Aug 1836 Ran away from L Harnett Goulburn - 100 lashes was the typical punishment for "absconding"

He was assigned to Parramatta 1 Oct 1836,

Muster 31 Dec 1837 Argyle District
Muster (count of convicts, like a census) Master Luarence Harnett

Prisoner Absconded 5 Mar 1839

Not confirmed: 19 Aug 1839 Marriage
St Mary's, Sydney, New South Wales
not verified, questionable due to first name/Name:
Owen Connor
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Griffin
Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place:
Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1839 Volume Number: V

FYI: The sound of the name Eugene in gaelic sounds like Owen.

17 Mar 1840 Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Goulburn to Liverpool Hospital "Baton wood scar right arm"
Three years added to his sentence.

1843 Muster Berrima, New South Wales, Australia

Ticket of Leave:
4 Jan 1844 Cambelltown
24 Apr 1844 Bungonia

13 Sep 1845 Certificate of Freedom
Bungonia, New South Wales, Australia

Possible Death Date: 1874
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: John Mother's
Name: Ellen
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Registration number: 1260

If anyone can ID this man, a wife and children please email me. Its possible he was from west of My Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland.


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