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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: 1824
Occupation: -
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: Stole clothing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 22nd February, 1839
Arrival date: 17th June, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 47 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 11th June, 2017 wrote:

James Byrne was 15 years old on arrival - his native place was Manchester, England.

Occupation: Cabin Boy

1846: TOL Maitland
25/10/1847: COF

Sometime between Oct. 1847 and Feb 1849 James Byrne was again convicted - the only mention I found that fits is the following:

15/2/1849 Sydney Gazette:
The undermentioned Prisoners of the Crown have absconded since last publication:-
James Byrne, Waverly, 1839, 25, Manchester, cabin boy, 4’10 1/4” upwards, pale complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, perpendicular scar on upper part of left side of nose, diagonal scar on right side of forehead, small dark mole on left collar bone, WW inside lower right arm, JW inside lower left arm; from Blackheath Stockade since the 8th instant, in irons.

D Wong on 12th June, 2017 wrote:

NOTE: There were two James Byrne/s on this voyage.

The other James Byrnes was tried at Limerick.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th June, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Byrne, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1824, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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