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Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« on: Monday 15 January 18 07:15 GMT (UK) »
Michael Joseph KIERNAN was born about 1826 - 1828 in Westmeath Ireland.  In 1846 he, along with Michael and Christopher MARTIN were convicted by the Westmeath Special Commission for shooting at Police, and all three were sentenced to transportation to Australia.  I am seeking any information in regards to the birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN, particularly parents and any siblings.  I am also very interested in the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime.  My great grand mother used to tell stories when I was young about Michael Kiernan coming to Australia as a 'Political prisoner', but alas I was too young to express interest then.
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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 January 18 07:32 GMT (UK) »
https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0937  and surrounding Parishes if you have no location, there is a basic filter there for BAPTISMS AND YEAR.

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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 January 18 19:01 GMT (UK) »
What is the link to? I can't seem to get that page to load for some reason.
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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 January 18 19:27 GMT (UK) »
Found my way to the site Hallmark, thank you
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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 January 18 19:40 GMT (UK) »
They were working on the site today so it might come and go......

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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 January 18 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Michael Joseph KIERNAN was born about 1826 - 1828 in Westmeath Ireland.  In 1846 he, along with Michael and Christopher MARTIN were convicted by the Westmeath Special Commission for shooting at Police, and all three were sentenced to transportation to Australia.   I am also very interested in the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. 
Freemans Journal Friday January 23rd 1846
"The jury in the case found Michael Kiernan and Christopher Martin guilty of attacking the dwelling house of James Dalton, and for firing a loaded gun at Head-constable Campbell" (Michael Martin was found guilty the previous day)
Corri, Holland,
Newman, Kiernan,
Lyons, Murphy

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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #6 on: Monday 15 January 18 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Kerry Evening Post January 28th 1846
"Ruling of the books"
Michael Martin, Michael Kiernan and Christopher Martin were placed at the bar to receive sentence for having been implicated in the attack on Head-constable Campbell and the police at Ballintree.
The Chief Justice, in conclusion of his address to the prisoners, sentenced Michael Martin to be transported for life, and each of the other two prisoners for 15 years
Corri, Holland,
Newman, Kiernan,
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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #7 on: Monday 15 January 18 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Westmeath Transportation Lists    http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lc8/
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Re: Westmeath Birth of Michael Joseph KIERNAN
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you chinapaddy and Hallmark for your help with the offence.  I am just trying to find his parents and if he had any siblings now.
Bowen - England, Hammond - England, Kiernan - Ireland, Hampson - Ireland, McCall - Scotland.