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James Byrne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Byrne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella Watson
Departure date: 2nd May, 1842
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 28 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives on line. http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=9886
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th May, 2013 wrote:

James Byrne was convicted at Cavan, Ireland on 27/12/1841 for having stolen goods in his possession. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the Isabella, arriving 1842.

Native Place: Longford, Ireland.
Roman Catholic; can read; farm labourer/sawyer; aged 50yrs; 5’6 1/4”; fresh complexion; dk brown to grey hair; blue eyes.
Married, 4 children, at native place.

Ship Surgeon’s Report: ironed onboard for mutiny conspiracy to take ship. General conduct good.

2yrs Probation. Station Gang at Bridgewater. Released from 1st stage 05/08/1844.

Ticket of Leave 15/09/1846
Free Certificate 08/02/1849

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 25th April, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1792, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th May, 2013 made the following changes:


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