PERSONAL DETAILSJohn KENNY
Birth date and placec. 1835 Loughrea, Galway, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Servant.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ or 7½ ins. Complexion: fair or sallow. Eyes: grey or light blue. Hair: light brown. Face: long. Build: stout.
[Differences in description occur between prison records in England and Western Australia].
Marriage date and place(1) Canada?
(2) 17 Feb 1867 St Mary’s RC Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia.
Spouse(1) Bridget?
(2) Mary JENKINS.
Children1st Marriage: two children born overseas, possibly William and Thomas.
2nd Marriage:
Mary Ellen or Mary Ann b. 1869 Perth, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1871 (d.1873) Perth, Western Australia.
John Henry b. 1873 Perth, Western Australia.
Sarah Kate b. 1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place9 May 1894 Mt Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Bronchitis.
Burial date and placeMay 1894 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 28 Jun 1894.
Enquirer & Commercial News 29 Jun 1894.
[In both newspapers the deceased’s given name was incorrectly stated as ‘Thomas’ instead of John].
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3539 Private.
Attestation date and place21 Apr 1854 [Q2 Pay List, Halifax].
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Canada.
Musters1861 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-7292].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal (1861).
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
General Courts MartialMay 1861, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
CrimeAdvising soldiers to desert and holding meetings to form a plan for soldiers to desert.
Trial23, 25, 27 May 1861, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
SentenceLife Penal Servitude.
Prison and Register #Halifax 2 months.
HMS Valorous 20 days.
2 Aug 1861 Millbank Prison 7 days, #2879 [PCom2-44].
9 Aug 1861 Pentonville Prison 8 months 25 days, #151 [PCom2-69].
16 Apr 1862 Chatham Prison 13 months 9 days #4712 [PCom2-2].
25 May 1863 Portsmouth Prison 3 months 20 days #8181 [PRI2-110].
14 Sep 1863 Convict Ship Lord Dalhousie.
28 Dec 1863 Fremantle Prison #7472.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Dalhousie.
Departure and Arrival25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationConvict.
General Servant [see Sidebar].
WA Convict #7472.
WA Ticket of Leave1 Jul 1866.
WA Conditional Pardon30 May 1873, Perth.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.