Thomas Kennedy, 17831838 (aged 55 years)

Name
Thomas /Kennedy/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Kennedy
Birth about 1783

Immigration July 18, 1797 (aged 14 years)
Citation details:

Hampshire Chronicle Sat 2 Jan 1796 p. 3

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HIGH TREASON. DUBLIN, DECEMBER 22. The Court sat at a quarter past 12 o'clock to proceed upon the trial of James Weldon, who stood indicted on a charge of high treason, for compassing the King's death, and for adhering to the King's enemies. The length of this trial renders it impossible for us to give a full sketch of the proceedings. The principal evidence was William Lawler, an approver, who swore that the oath, called the Defender's Oath, and another called the Test, in form of a catechism, was administered to him by the prisoner, at a public house in Barrack-street, in the presence of two persons, one named Kennedy, the latter of whom was sworn along with him.... Mr. Oliver Carleton proved the apprehension of Kennedy and Brady, in the house of Mr. Kennedy, glassman, in the fob of his breeches pocket, the printed copies of the oath and test before-mentioned, and which the first swore were identically the same on which he had been sworn by the prisoner. No other evidence has adduced on the part of the prosecution... DECEMBER 23. The trial of Brady, Kennedy and Hart were postponed to next Commission, upon affidavit of the absence of the material witness, Leblanc, a Frenchman, an embroiderer at Belfast, late of Dublin, the necessity of whose testimony the prisoners did not know, until they heard the evidence of Lawler yesterday.

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...Thomas Kennedy of the city of Dublin and county of the said city, yeoman...to depose and deprive and put our said King to death and final destruction...adhering to the enemies of the King... The prisoners pleaded - NOT GUILTY... About 2 o'clock in the morning of the 23rd, the Jury retired, and after deliberating for twenty minutes, brought a verdict of Guilty; but recommended the prisoner as an object of mercy, on account of his youth. The Court then adjourned... Saturday February 27th. The grand juries of the city and county of Dublin were called over. Thomas Kennedy and Patrick Hart were put to the bar. Their indictments were read, and they were severally asked, why judgment of death and execution should not be awarded against them according to law. Thomas Kennedy - I hope from the recommendation of the jury that you will have compassion upon me, and I hope for a long day. - A man who was not recommended had twelve weeks.... Kennedy and Hart were respited until the 19th of March, when Hart was executed. A farther respite has been granted to Kennedy.

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Thomas Kennedy Irish Rebel: D Age on arrival: 14 Born: 1783 Tried: 1796 Dublin City Sentence: Life Ship: Britannia I (1797) Crime: High Treason Remarks: Absolute Pardon granted Spouse: lived 1800 with Mary Durham or Lynch per Minerva (1800) m 1821 Irish Town Convict indents: Various Donohoe - Catholics of NSW: p247 Hall - Death or Liberty: p110-117

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The ship Britannia arrived in the colony 18 Jul 1797

MarriageMary DurhamView this family

Census 1822 (aged 39 years)
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Kennedy, Thomas, absolute pardon, britannia, life, landholder, Liverpool Kennedy, F 15, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 13, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 10, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 8, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 7, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Durham, Mary, free by servitude, Minerva, 7 years, employed by W. Makey, Liverpool

Census between 1823 and 1825 (aged 42 years)
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1825 muster

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Kennedy, Thomas, absolute pardon, Britannia, 1796, life, landholder, Liverpool Kennedy, Ann, 18, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Mary, 16, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Rebecca, 13, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Elizabeth, 10, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Ann, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool

Census November 1828 (aged 45 years)
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District of Botany Bay on Kennedy's farm Thomas Kennedy, 45, conditional pardon, Britannia, 1796, life, farmer, Catholic Mary Kennedy, 42, free by servitude, Minerva, 1799, 7 years, wife of, Catholic Elizabeth Kennedy, 13, born in the colony

Death December 2, 1838 (aged 55 years)

Citation details:

p. 97

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1788. Thomas KENEDY died 2nd December 1838 aged 67 years. also Mrs. Mary KENEDY died 12th December 1838 aged 55 years. also Ann DIGNIM died 19th January 1829 aged 22 years. also Mary EARLE died 16th July 1829 aged 20 years.

Family with Mary Durham
himself
17831838
Birth: about 1783
Death: December 2, 1838
wife
17861838
Birth: about 1786
Death: December 12, 1838
Marriage
Marriage:
daughter
18011864
Birth: April 24, 1801 18 15New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1864New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
18051829
Birth: about 1805 22 19
Death: January 19, 1829
3 years
daughter
18071829
Birth: about 1807 24 21
Death: July 16, 1829
4 years
daughter
18101810
Birth: 1810 27 24Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1810
3 years
daughter
18121897
Birth: 1812 29 26Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1897Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18151893
Birth: about 1815 32 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Bega, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
Citation details:

Hampshire Chronicle Sat 2 Jan 1796 p. 3

Text:

HIGH TREASON. DUBLIN, DECEMBER 22. The Court sat at a quarter past 12 o'clock to proceed upon the trial of James Weldon, who stood indicted on a charge of high treason, for compassing the King's death, and for adhering to the King's enemies. The length of this trial renders it impossible for us to give a full sketch of the proceedings. The principal evidence was William Lawler, an approver, who swore that the oath, called the Defender's Oath, and another called the Test, in form of a catechism, was administered to him by the prisoner, at a public house in Barrack-street, in the presence of two persons, one named Kennedy, the latter of whom was sworn along with him.... Mr. Oliver Carleton proved the apprehension of Kennedy and Brady, in the house of Mr. Kennedy, glassman, in the fob of his breeches pocket, the printed copies of the oath and test before-mentioned, and which the first swore were identically the same on which he had been sworn by the prisoner. No other evidence has adduced on the part of the prosecution... DECEMBER 23. The trial of Brady, Kennedy and Hart were postponed to next Commission, upon affidavit of the absence of the material witness, Leblanc, a Frenchman, an embroiderer at Belfast, late of Dublin, the necessity of whose testimony the prisoners did not know, until they heard the evidence of Lawler yesterday.

ImmigrationA Complete collection of State trials and proceedings for high treason and other crimes and misdemeanours from the earliest period to the year 1783, by William Cobbett and David Jardine, complied by Thomas Bayly Howell, R. Bagshaw publisher: 1819
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...Thomas Kennedy of the city of Dublin and county of the said city, yeoman...to depose and deprive and put our said King to death and final destruction...adhering to the enemies of the King... The prisoners pleaded - NOT GUILTY... About 2 o'clock in the morning of the 23rd, the Jury retired, and after deliberating for twenty minutes, brought a verdict of Guilty; but recommended the prisoner as an object of mercy, on account of his youth. The Court then adjourned... Saturday February 27th. The grand juries of the city and county of Dublin were called over. Thomas Kennedy and Patrick Hart were put to the bar. Their indictments were read, and they were severally asked, why judgment of death and execution should not be awarded against them according to law. Thomas Kennedy - I hope from the recommendation of the jury that you will have compassion upon me, and I hope for a long day. - A man who was not recommended had twelve weeks.... Kennedy and Hart were respited until the 19th of March, when Hart was executed. A farther respite has been granted to Kennedy.

ImmigrationMayberry, Peter, comp. Irish convicts to NSW 1788-1849 [database online]
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Thomas Kennedy Irish Rebel: D Age on arrival: 14 Born: 1783 Tried: 1796 Dublin City Sentence: Life Ship: Britannia I (1797) Crime: High Treason Remarks: Absolute Pardon granted Spouse: lived 1800 with Mary Durham or Lynch per Minerva (1800) m 1821 Irish Town Convict indents: Various Donohoe - Catholics of NSW: p247 Hall - Death or Liberty: p110-117

ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
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The ship Britannia arrived in the colony 18 Jul 1797

CensusBaxter, Carol, ed. General Muster and land and stock muster of New South Wales 1822. Sydney: Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record in association with the Society of Australian Genealogists, 1988
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Kennedy, Thomas, absolute pardon, britannia, life, landholder, Liverpool Kennedy, F 15, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 13, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 10, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 8, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Kennedy, 7, born in the colony, child to T. Kennedy Durham, Mary, free by servitude, Minerva, 7 years, employed by W. Makey, Liverpool

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details:

1825 muster

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Kennedy, Thomas, absolute pardon, Britannia, 1796, life, landholder, Liverpool Kennedy, Ann, 18, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Mary, 16, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Rebecca, 13, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Elizabeth, 10, born in the colony, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool Kennedy, Ann, child of Thos Kennedy, Liverpool

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
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District of Botany Bay on Kennedy's farm Thomas Kennedy, 45, conditional pardon, Britannia, 1796, life, farmer, Catholic Mary Kennedy, 42, free by servitude, Minerva, 1799, 7 years, wife of, Catholic Elizabeth Kennedy, 13, born in the colony

DeathJohnson, Keith A. Comp. Gravestone inscriptions, N.S.W. Volume 1. Sydney burial ground : Elizabeth and Devonshire Streets "The Sandhills' (Monuments relocated at Bunnerong) / compiled by Keith A. Johnson and Malcolm R. Sainty. n.p., the compilers, 1973
Citation details:

p. 97

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1788. Thomas KENEDY died 2nd December 1838 aged 67 years. also Mrs. Mary KENEDY died 12th December 1838 aged 55 years. also Ann DIGNIM died 19th January 1829 aged 22 years. also Mary EARLE died 16th July 1829 aged 20 years.