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Details for the convict Patrick Hickey (1829)

Convict Name:Patrick Hickey
Trial Place:Tipperary
Trial Date:1828
Sentence:Life
Notes:Source of information: Peter Mayberry's Irish Convicts to NSW website
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Governor Ready (2)
Arrival Year:1829
 
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Patrick Hickey, born about 1789 in Tipperary, Ireland, married with eight children, was tried in 1828 in Tipperary for cattle stealing and sentenced to life imprisonment. Patrick was transported to NSW on the Governor Ready, which sailed from Cork, Ireland, on 21 August 1828 and arrived in Sydney 16 January 1929 after a voyage of 117 days with 200 convicts (Ship’s Master John Young, Surgeon Thomas Braidwood Wilson [after whom Braidwood is named]). Patrick Hickey was eventually indentured to Captain John Coghill, whose 'Bedervale' property at Braidwood, NSW, was extended to 33,000 acres by his son-in-law, with the 'Bedervale' homestead one of the only extant examples of a colonial building complete with all its outhouses and stables remaining. On 3 June 1837 Patrick Hickey received his first Ticket of Leave (“TOL” No 37/827), the terms of which were that he remain in the County of St Vincent (the Braidwood district) and in 1838 John Coghill petitioned the Colonial Office for Patrick’s wife Elizabeth (Betty, nee Brereton) and seven children (Mary, Margaret, Michael, William, Ann, John and Elizabeth) to receive free transport under a scheme to bring families of convicts to Australia. Sons Michael, William and John arrived in Sydney from the port of Kingstown, Ireland, on the ship "Westmoreland" on 22 August 1838; Elizabeth and daughters Margaret, Ann and Elizabeth arrived on the ship "Margaret" from Dublin on 5 January 1839, Mary was married and not allowed to embark on the ship (Source: Free passengers and crew on convict ships into Sydney, 1830-40, compiled by Nola M. Mackey (Grafton, NSW), Grafton Family History Centre, 1998, ISBN 1875840451). By 1841 Braidwood and surrounds had a population of 1100, of which about half were convicts. Patrick re-offended around this time and was sentenced to a further 14 years and transported to Norfolk Island. He was granted a second TOL (No 46/672) on 25 April 1846, a condition of which was he return to, and remain resident, around Braidwood. Patrick Hickey died at Reidsdale, Braidwood on 5 April 1858, his wife Elizabeth having died earlier on 30 October 1850. Note: Compiled by Robert Maskell from a number of sources, including Colin Borrot-Maloney, an associate of the Braidwood Museum, October 2006


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