Patrick Caffrey 1806

Patrick Caffrey 1806

Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

In March 1832 Patrick who was being held in Trim Goal co Meath  was granted a reprieve from a death sentence and given a seven year sentence “across the seas”. In July 1832 Patrick was transported to Australia on the convict ship Dunvegan Castle (2) arriving Sydney October 1832 DOM

Additional Information
Date of Birth 22nd Mar 1806 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 30th Mar 1890  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Tom Caffrey  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Margaret Crosby  
Townland born Dunshaughlin Meath  
Number of Siblings three  
Names of Siblings Jane DOB 27/11/1807 John DOB 20/02/1810 James DOB 17/12/1812 VIEW SOURCE
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Anne Gibney DOB 29/07/1808 VIEW SOURCE
Place & Date of Marriage Kilskyre Meath 03/03/1829 VIEW SOURCE
Number of Children nine  
Names of Children Thomas b1830 and John b 1831 were both born in Kilskyre Ireland Margaret b1839, Edward b1840, Anne b1842, Patrick b1843, Catherine b1845, Walter b1846, and James b1848 were all born in the Shoalhaven NSW  
Occupation Shepherd  
Place of Death Shoalhaven NSW  
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  • Patrick’s church and convict records indicate that he was born in 1806 in co Meath married Anne Gibney in 1829 in co Meath and worked as a shepherd. They had two children Thomas born 1830 and John born 1831 He was convicted in the Meath Court in the early part of 1832 for “stealing a gun” and was sentenced to hang along with 14 other prisoners who had also been convicted of similar offences. In March 1832 Patrick along with his fellow prisoners who were also being held in Trim Goal co Meath was granted a reprieve and he then received a seven year sentence “across the seas”.
    In July 1832 Patrick was transported to Australia on the convict ship Dunvegan Castle (2) arriving in Sydney in October 1832. In 1837 he successfully petitioned for his wife Anne and surviving son John aged six (Thomas is assumed to have died in infancy) to come to Australia and they arrived on the SS Diamond in March 1838 to be reunited with Patrick who was living in the Shoalhaven district of New South Wales

    Noel

    Saturday 11th December 2021, 02:42AM

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