I completed (or stopped) researching John William Feeney many years ago when I had a different email address so I never knew about your post until now. I know John Feeney was areigned at York for unlawful carnal knowledge and transported to WA. Anything prior to his conviction is unknown to me. I believe he was about 18 or 19 at the time of the offense. As I have indicted in the document I compiled and someone subsequently put on the net (without my consent), he arrived in Australia as Finney and subsequently became Feeney (possibly due to a misunderstanding by the authorities). He claimed to come from Sligo. Anything you can tell me would be welcome.