Searching for the ancestors of Denis LEARY/O'LEARY b circa 1811. Denis was tried in Cork City in 1849 for stealing 4 sheep and deported to Tasmania, Australia.
His four children Honora 18, Johanna 16, Mary 14 and Timothy 12 arrived in Tasmania in 1857 as Bounty Immigrants. We presume that mother Cath. ( either Kathleen or Catherine) had died and hence the children were sent to their father.
I have a lot of information on the descendants of this family but have come up against a brick wall in terms of ancestors.
Any assistance most welcome.