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Dennis Shea

b. about 1797, d. after 1853

Birth

Dennis Shea was born about 1797 in Kerry.1

Family life

Dennis Shea and Mary Horgan were married before 1821 in Ireland.2,3

Children with Mary Horgan (b. circa 1795)

DaughterMary Shea+ (b. 1821, d. 22 June 1904)
SonDaniel Shea (b. 1829)
DaughterGobonal Shea (b. 1831)
DaughterNancy Shea (b. 1833)

Migration

Dennis Shea immigrated in 1834 to Australia. He was transported to Australia aboard the 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

Residence information

Dennis Shea lived in Bathurst, NSW, on 14 September 1849, living with the Aitken family.4 He lived in Bathurst, NSW, on 25 August 1853.2

Involvement in crime

Dennis Shea was found guilty of sheep stealing on 13 March 1834 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland. He was sentenced to transportation for life.1,4

Death

Dennis Shea died after 1853.2

Citations

  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, 6 Sep 1853; in 4/4935 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2465.
  3. [S1088] Noel Caffery, Emails from Noel Caffery to Jim Fleming, Sydney: Fleming Family History Archive, 30 Jun 2019.
  4. [S1089] Shea family entry, Panama, Pax list, 14 Sep 1849; in (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW).
Last Edited1 July 2019