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Patrick Harrigan (1783–1838)

Patrick Harrigan (Harrigaddy/Hargedon/Harydon) was sentenced to life transportation in Ireland. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Duke of Portland in 1807. Initially, he was employed by John Palmer, purser on the First Fleet ship, Sirius, and Commissary in the colony. Patrick was granted a conditional pardon in 1815 as a result of his industry on the building of the Cox's line of road over the Blue Mountains. In 1822 he was living in Parramatta as a farmer.

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Alternative Names
  • Harrigaddy, Patrick
  • Hargedon, Patrick
  • Harydon, Patrick
  • Harighan, Patrick
  • Hadigan, Patrick
  • Harrighan, Patrick
  • Hawdon, Patrick

Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland


18 June, 1838 (aged ~ 55)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: insurrection
Sentence: life