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Details for the convict Patrick Flood (1819)

Convict Name:Patrick Flood
Trial Place:dublin city
Trial Date:1818
Sentence:7 years
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Arrival Year:1819
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Patrick was born 1793, Powercourt, Ireland
Patrick was been tried and convicted at the Dublin Court for stealing shirts and transported for 7 years. He arrived aboard the Tyne on 4th January 1818, listed as being born in Powercourt, Ireland, occupation a farmer’s man, age 22, height 5’7 ¼ “. He is described as complexion dark to pale, hair black and eyes hazel. He had already served 2 years of his sentence before he was transported. The journey on the Tyne was fairly good with the convicts being treated well, only 1 dying on the voyage. The convicts were allowed to walk on deck at all times except in bad weather. From the ship he was assigned to Charles Hadley of Evan (now known as Canada Bay)where he worked as a general labourer until 1823.
Patrick is listed in the General Muster of 1822.
In his application for his Ticket of Leave his employer Charles Hadley stated
“We do hereby certify that Patrick Flood who came by the ship “Tyne” which arrived in the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen has not been convicted of any crime or misdemeanour in this Colony, but is to a certain belief an honest, sober and industrious character having served faithfully Charles Hadley of Evan Districts from January one thousand eight hundred and nineteen to present period.”
The Document was Witnessed by Henry Fullerton, Assistant Chaplain at Penrith Courthouse 6th November 1822.
Patrick and Mary’s daughter, Roseanna was baptized on 21st April 1823 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.
Patrick and Mary’s life together began in straightened circumstances which improved over time as Patrick moved from being a sawyer in 1825 to a landholder in 1828 in Wilberforce, running cattle.
By 1841 he had 2 general labourers and 8 workers on his property, and in 1859 he was living in Prospect on Tallow Farm. All together they had 11 children – Roseanna >.4.1823, Michael 1825, Phillip 1827, Rebecca 1830, Patrick 1831, Betsy 1835, John 1837, Thomas and Mary 1841, James 1842, Peter 1845.
The 1858 Muster states that he is living in Central Cumberland District, Parramatta.
23.2.1859 Patrick’s death is Registered at Parramatta. Headstone Notation for Patrick Flood
“Sacred, In memory of Patrick Flood who departed this life 23.2.1859, age 66, leaving a widow and a large family and numerous friends to lament his loss. Also Thomas Flood died 28.6.1870 age 29, and Mary d 13.11.1876, aged 35. (These were the twins born in 1841)

Submitted by Researcher (12879) on 2 September 2020

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