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Timothy Harrington b 1823 Cork Ireland & 1842 convict to Port Arthur Australia
Posted by: Dianne Thompson (ID *****3479) Date: June 01, 2012 at 22:46:24
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Seeking information on Timothy Harrington who was my great great grandfather.

Transported to Tasmania, Australia in 1842 (18 year old) due to 'stealing a horse'. Survived 10 year sentence, married Bridget Williams (a free settler, from Tipperary, Ireland in 1855) at Oatlands, Tasmania and had one daughter (Mary Harrington) in 1856.

Timothy was a groom/jockey and died in1857 at the Carrick 'racecourse', Tasmania after falling from his horse during the steeplechase. Details are contained in newspapers of the time and Timothy was well known as a jockey prior to his death. Bridget remarried, and his daughter Mary married James Beattie, of Eureka Stockade (1854) fame in Victoria and had 7 sons, 6 who survived to adulthood.

Timothy's life was short, and his burial site not recorded, but many other details remain.

I would like to determine his family history from the Irish side and look forward to hearing from anyone who may be able to assist, or indeed are researching a long lost relative who fits the description above, including that of Bridget Williams.


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