|PERSONAL DETAILS||John KENNY|
|Birth date and place||c. 1835 Loughrea, Galway, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 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.
(2) Mary JENKINS.
|Children||1st Marriage: two children born overseas, possibly William and Thomas.
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 place||9 May 1894 Mt Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Bronchitis.
|Burial date and place||May 1894 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily 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].
|Regiment(s)||63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3539 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||21 Apr 1854 [Q2 Pay List, Halifax].|
|Musters||1861 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-7292].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal (1861).|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|General Courts Martial||May 1861, Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
|Crime||Advising soldiers to desert and holding meetings to form a plan for soldiers to desert.|
|Trial||23, 25, 27 May 1861, Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
|Sentence||Life 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|
|Departure and Arrival||25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.|
General Servant [see Sidebar].
|WA Convict #||7472.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||1 Jul 1866.|
|WA Conditional Pardon||30 May 1873, Perth.|