Thomas SHARKEY, ,Transported Convict

Male 1801 - 1883  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas SHARKEY 
    Suffix ,Transported Convict 
    Born 1801  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1883  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6199  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2016 

    Family Sarah MONAGHAN,   b. 1805,   d. 1854, Fingal, Tasmania.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1838  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage/relationship date in the Archives is entered as 1838 , well after the children were all born , and this appears to be an occurance within the population during the convict era, which was not uncommon.
    Children 
     1. Thomas SHARKEY,   b. 1830, Sorell, Tasmania.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edward SHARKEY,   b. 1831, Sorell, Tasmania.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John SHARKEY,   b. 1832, Sorell, Tasmania.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary SHARKEY,   b. 1835, Sorell, Tasmania.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas was employed as a Lamplighter prior to being transported to New South Wales in 1819,as an 18 year old ,for 7 years, aboard the Bencoolen, and thence to Tasmania aboard The Admiral Cockburn.His trial took place in Dublin,Ireland in 1818,for an unknown crime.The Bencoolen left Cork on 24 Apr 1819 ,arriving in NSW 25th Aug 1819.The Admiral Cockburn departed Sydney 06 Sep 1819 and arrived at Port Derwent on 16th Sep 1819.He was granted his certificate of freedom on 10th of December ,1825.
      Records show he received 50 lashes for absconding from his master in 1819 ,25 lashes and a month in irons, for missing a muster in 1820 , and 25 lashes for theft of bricks in 1822.

      Records show Thomas was residing in Avoca ,Tasmania in 1842 ,1843 and 1848.Formally known as Camp Hill and St Paul's Plains, Avoca is a principal town in the Fingal Valley.Thomas was employed by Simeon Lord Jnr,a prominent pastoralist.

      (Lords father ,also named Simeon, the fourth child of ten children of Simeon Lord and Ann Fielden of Dobroyd (near Todmorden ), Yorkshire ,England ,was born about 28 January 1771. In April 1790, as a 19-year-old, he was convicted to 7 years transportation at the Manchester Quarter Sessions in Lancashire for the theft of 21 pieces of cloth, 100 yards (91 m) of calico and 100 yards (91 m) of muslin. Lord was then transported to New South Wales as part of the Third Fleet on board the Atlantic. He arrived in Sydney on 20 August 1791, and the convict lad was assigned to Captain Thomas Rowley of the New South Wales Corps.Lord later developed many business interests in the colony, and became one of Sydney's wealthiest men).


      The family surname was often also spelt Sharkie in public records i.e one child may be spelt Sharkeyy. and the next Sharkie.


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