McALEER Patrick

Name Patrick McALEER
Country Of Origin Ireland
Born 1803
Died 1868
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1803, Kildare County, Ireland
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart, Launceston
Street Address
Liverpool Street, Hobart
Trial 13 June 1845, Dublin City, Ireland
Sentence Transportation for life for arson of his own insured house
Arrival 18 January 1846 on the convict ship, Samuel Boddington
Police Number 17545
Convict Assignment Thomas Hamilton, watchmaker, Liverpool Street, Hobart.
William Jones, watchmaker, Launceston.
Ticket of Leave 15 August 1854, revoked in April 1855, reissued in November 1856.
Conditional Pardon 22 January 1861
Other Probation period of 30 months at Rocky Hills.

Approx. 1848–1849: Assigned to watchmaker Thomas Hamilton, Liverpool Street, Hobart.
1850: Assigned to watchmaker William Jones, Launceston.

March 1860: Absconded, punishment four months of hard labour. Patrick had many offences recorded on his convict conduct record, the most common being drunkenness. Punishments included solitary confinement, hard labour, and being fined.

June 1865: Charged with stealing the works of a watch he had been repairing. He was discharged and told it was ‘suspected it was his old offence of drink that led him to be charged.’

Death 15 June 1868, General Hospital, Hobart
Cause of death: Cancer of the lip
TAHO: CON33/1/75, CON27/1/11, RGD35/1/7 no7259 Death 1868.
The Mercury (Hobart) 19 June 1865.