Country Of Origin Ireland
Born 1827
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1827, County Wicklow, Ireland
Parents Patrick and Anne Farrell
Apprenticeship Four months into his apprenticeship at the time of sentencing
Skills Watchmaker, Clockmaker
Work Locations Hobart, Richmond
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse unknown
Trial 4 July 1844, County Wicklow, Ireland
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing a silver plate
Arrival 9 June 1845 on the convict ship, Elizabeth and Henry
Police Number 15427
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon
Other Other skills: Snake Charmer.

Twelve months probation period at Port Esperance, then stationed at Impression Bay.
1846: Convict muster, Hobart Hospital.
24 July 1851: Free Certificate.

22 May 1854: Charged with theft at Richmond, case dismissed.

September 1855: Hobart Town Advertiser, Hugh Farrell, M.D., watch and clock cleaner, snake charmer, was ‘charged with administering medicine, contrary to the Act of the Council.’ Case dismissed.

February 1856: Richmond. Due to unpaid rent, Michael Duffy, landlord, advertised he would sell any property on his premises belonging to Hugh Farrell, Watch and Clockmaker.

July 1857: Hugh accused ticket-of-leave holder John Woodcock, whom he had known at a probation station, of stealing a silver watch and chain from him. Despite John pleading not guilty, he received a sentence of 18 months imprisonment and hard labour.

December 1858: Michael Duffy notifies by a newspaper ad he will sell Hugh’s possessions if he does not pay what he owes him.

January 1860. Hugh Farrell, a watchmaker of Clarence Street in Sydney, accused two people of stealing his silver watch (possibly the same Hugh Farrell).

Death unknown
TAHO: CON33/1/65, CON18/1/36, CON14/1/20, CON28/1/2, AB693/1/1 Court 1854.
Web: Ancestry: New South Wales & Tasmania Australia Convicts Muster 1846; Founders and Survivors convict database.
Cornwall Chronicle 2 August 1851, Hobart Town Advertiser 11 September 1855, 18 February 1856, 17 December 1858; The Tasmanian Daily News 1 July 1857; Sydney Morning Herald 31 January 1860.