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Timothy Teahan (c. 1827–1907)

Timothy Teahan/Teen (c.1827-1907) was found guilty on 7 April 1849 at County Kerry of stealing five sheep. Sentenced to 10 years transportation he arrived at Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Hyderabad in December 1850. This was his first conviction and his previous character was 'good'. He was recorded as being single, Roman Catholic, and he could neither read nor write. His occupation was given as farm labourer, his age as 22, height as 5 feet 4½ inches, and he had a fresh complexion, light eyes, and brown hair.

Teahan was granted a conditional pardon on 6 February 1855. He married Catherine Brett on 4 August 1855 at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Hobart; they had nine children.

Timothy Teen died on 4 August 1907 at his son, Thomas Teen's home in Zeehan, Tasmania. His cause of death was given as senile decay.

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  • Teen, Timothy

c. 1827
Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland


4 August, 1907 (aged ~ 80)
Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 10 years
Court: Kerry (Ireland)
Trial Date: 7 April 1849


Occupation: farm labourer


Children: Yes (9)