Dennis Driscoll (1761–1792)

DENNIS DRISCOLL was an Irish convict who was tried and convicted at County Cork, Ireland and sentenced to seven years transportation in 1790. DRISCOLL arrived with the Third Fleet per Queen (1791) on 26 September 1791. Also on board was his partner, CATHERINE EDWARDS. DRISCOLL was one of 21 people who tried to escape to China in 1791. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 18 March 1792 as “DENIS DRISCALL, Convict” [sic].


  • Alternate: DENIS DRISCALL (c.f. burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


Primary Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Secondary Sources


# Third Fleet

# Irish

# Convict

# Trial Place: County Cork, Ireland

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Queen (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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