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Connelly, Cornelius (c. 1763–1788)

Cornelius Connelly (c.1763-1788) was found guilty on 7 August 1786 at Exter, Devon, of highway robbery. His death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation on 7 August 1786. He was sent to the Dunkirk hulk, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Charlotte in March 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was sentenced to receive 100 lashes during the voyage for being insolent to the surgeon.

Connelly died at Port Jackson on 15 March 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 80

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'Connelly, Cornelius (c. 1763–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/connelly-cornelius-30590/text37916, accessed 23 October 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1763

Death

15 March 1788
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years