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John Agnes (bef. 1780)

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John Agnes
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Categories: Irish Rebels.

John Agnes has Irish ancestors.


John Agnes was convicted in County Cork in 1796 of "being a whiteboy and administering unlawful oaths". The "Whiteboys" were an Irish rebel organisation who used violent tactics to support the rights of tenant farmers. John was sentenced to seven years transportation [1] although he may have successfully petitioned against this by arguing he had since enlisted for Foreign Military Service. No record has been found of John Agnes arriving in New South Wales, at least not linked to this particular conviction.


  1. National Archives of Ireland, Irish Transportation Database, PDF compilation database of records contained in the National Archive of Ireland; entry for John Agnes, page 14, Record reference code: SPP 1;

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