• Robert Edward Keegan b.Longford1809, convict transported to Austral

    From colinkeegan@trisafeqseconsulting.co@21:1/5 to peakae on Mon Dec 11 14:39:32 2017
    On Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:50:46 AM UTC+10, peakae wrote:
    Looking for contacts of Edward Keegan b. Longford 1809 and
    families.Father: Thomas Keegan, mother: Catherine Ward, brother: at BallyMacormick. Left wife Jane in Longford when he was transported to Australia on the "Lady Kennaway".
    Edward was a Private in 27th foot Regiment when he quit his post on 28/10/1833 at the Barracks of Omagh and was charged with stealing.
    Tried Dublin Barracks on 25/11/1833. Sentenced to 7 years by court-
    martial and transported as a felon to New South Wales Australia.
    Granted Certificate of Freedom dated 20 August 1841. He never returned
    to Ireland, staying in Australia. Buried Murrurundi NSW Australia
    Married in Australia 3 times, hd 12 children in Australia.
    William Henry Keegan born 1844 is my line.
    Contact Patrice Keegan email: keeganfamilytree@live.com

    Hi Patrice

    I am a descendant of John Thomas Keegan and have recently returned from Ireland. Came up with a blank at Longford re Thomas / Catherine and our ancestor the Convict Edward. I did find the location of Ballymakeegan at Longford where in the Griffiths
    Valuation a Patrick Ward is listed as a land renter, but no Keegans.

    Cheers Col Keegan

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