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Dennis Shea

b. about 1797, d. after 1853


Dennis Shea was born about 1797 in Kerry.1

Family life

Dennis Shea and Mary were married before 1821 in Ireland.2

Child with Mary

DaughterMary Shea+ (b. 1821, d. 22 June 1904)


Dennis Shea immigrated in 1834 to in Australia. convict transport ship "Blenheim"||He was married with four children. He was 5' 4" tall with a "ruddy freckled" complexion, light brown hair and grey eyes.1

Involvement in crime

Dennis Shea was tried for on 13 March 1834 in Kerry. sheep stealing||He was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.1


Dennis Shea was living on 25 August 1853 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.2 He died after 1853.


  1. [S421] Denis Shea entry, SS Blenheim, Convict Arrival Indent, 1834; in Convict Records (Kingswood: NSW Archives).
  2. [S389] Murphy family entry, Talavera, Pax list, 1856; in 4/4935 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2465.
Last Edited21 August 2018