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Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« on: Monday 06 May 19 01:53 BST (UK) »
Could sks please decipher a Tasmanian Convict Record of the 1840s.
Main interest in Timothy Sweeney's activities in Tasmania after arrival.
Comments featuring below his physical description  --- Fingal? sentences, localities in particular and the words
in the "Remarks" column on RH side of Record.
Any locality particularly at time of his Pardon/ Ticket of Leave.
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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 May 19 02:24 BST (UK) »

Comments featuring below his physical description  --- Fingal?

Period of Probation  Two years
Station of Gang  Fingal   13/10/44  Perth 26/11/44 PB (prisoner barracks) Launceston
Class 2nd  PPH  3rd  (Probation Passholder)

You can read about the probation system here:

https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/VDL_Convict_Labour_Contracts_1848-1857

https://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Probation%20system.htm

He was not pardoned, he served his seven years and so was free in 1849.  The assignments in the remarks column only go to 1846 as when he had his TOL in 1847 he could work for himself.  The last one looks to me like B. Galvin, Launceston,which is likely to be Batholomew (Bart) GALVIN.

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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 May 19 02:43 BST (UK) »
Period of Probation two years
Station of Gang Fingal. 13/10/4? Perth 26/11/44 PB Laun(ceston)
Class 2nd 1/ ppsb? 3rd

Offences & Sentences 10 Jan 184?/prob(ation) Fingal/Miscon(duct) in smoking, ten days

Solitary/WF/(magistrates initials)

Released from 1st stage of probation 3 Aug 1844

23rd June 1846 Ticket of Leave

11 Dec Thomson? Laun(ceston)? drunk fined 5/./W?/ 3 April 47 Bartley, Morven Drunk fined 5/. /RW/ 28 Apr 47 Meehigan? West(bury) Drunk & out after hours. fourteen days ?? & hard labor /??/

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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 May 19 02:53 BST (UK) »
His indent shows wife Margaret, two brothers Eugene and Denis, five children, Ellen, Margaret, Mary, Honora and Johanna.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-15
Images 175 and 176

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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 May 19 12:23 BST (UK) »
All the locations are in the north of the island, Port Sorell is under 'Remarks' a couple of times. Morven is now Evandale. There's another place named a few times under 'Remarks' that I haven't yet worked out (PB Launceston?)edit - probably Prisoner's Barracks Launceston



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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 01:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra,
You are a Whiz to decipher the writing on that Record.
Thank you so much.
Kind regards
clancam37
His indent shows wife Margaret, two brothers Eugene and Denis, five children, Ellen, Margaret, Mary, Honora and Johanna.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-15
Images 175 and 176

Debra  :)

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Re: Convict Record - Tasmania Australia
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 01:32 BST (UK) »
Hi matthewj64,
I do appreciate your assistance with this deciphering.   Some records are so hard to interpret.
As I cannot find a death record for him in Tasmania, I am trying to find evidence of him leaving the state to find a new life in another colony.  Searching sites such as Ancestry, Tasmanian Archives and OzMariners(NSW) for coastal passengers after 1849.
Thanks again
Regards
clancam37
 
All the locations are in the north of the island, Port Sorell is under 'Remarks' a couple of times. Morven is now Evandale. There's another place named a few times under 'Remarks' that I haven't yet worked out (PB Launceston?)edit - probably Prisoner's Barracks Launceston



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