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Private Patrick Tierney (c.1802.........)

 

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Descendants
Brian Bousfield briliz@idx.com.au
Information supplied by Bruce and Helen Gubbins bgubbins@acslink.net.au
Area Settled :
 
Children :
Patrick and Bridget had eight children. Their eldest, Margaret (who was born in Ashton Under Lyne near Manchester around 1826) married a convict's son Richard McDonnell (MacDonald).

History & Achievements :

Born about 1802 in Clandalkin, County Dublin, Ireland. He married a Bridget Reynolds (also from Ireland) in Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire, UK on 11 Apr 1825 (source: IGI) and joined the 28th Foot 13 May 1826. He came to Australia with his family on the "Hive" in December 1835 where they were shipwrecked in Jervis Bay. He was discharged at Parramatta 31 Mar 1839. Patrick and Bridget had eight children. Their eldest, Margaret (who was born in Ashton Under Lyne near Manchester around 1826) married a convict's son Richard McDonnell (MacDonald). They later changed their surname to Donaldson and my wife is their great-great-granddaughter.   There is more information on the "Hive" shipwreck in the book by Mawer, G. A. Most perfectly safe: the convict shipwreck disasters of 1833-42. There is also the following summary at     http://maritime.heritage.nsw.gov.au/public/search_results_ship.cfm   The convict transport Hive left England on 3 August 1834 with 29 members of the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8 women, 11 children and 250 male Irish convicts.  Under the trying command of Captain Nutting, the vessel proceeded to Sydney.  When off the New South Wales coast, Nutting refused to consider comments by his junior officers regarding safe sailing directions for the night.  Retiring to bed, he gave  orders to continue under full sail on his course.  Perhaps Nutting should have listened, for he successfully drove the ship ashore in Wreck Bay.    The Surgeon was appalled at his leadership, going so far as to call the Captain "an unfit man to command due to his repeated mistakes on the voyage"! Shocked at the captain's  judgement and loss of the ship, the Officers relieved Nutting of command but not before a further dispute arose over the choice of lifeboats.  The Captain was again over-ruled, and in the confusion, the boat was wrecked. A successful salvage operation was finally undertaken from Sydney. This included the removal from the Hive  of £10 000 in specie (coin) for the commissariat.    The vessel was left a total loss, today representing the only convict transport wrecked on mainland Australia.  Wreck site located by the NSW Heritage Office in 1995.  
References
Family Members,  Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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