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Richard Caffrey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Caffrey
Aliases: Caffroy, Caffray
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1822
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 25th March, 1817
Arrival date: 26th July, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 86 other convicts

References

Primary source: Burials in the Parish of St David's, Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham Year 1822
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th July, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record;
No; 19
Name; Rich’d Caffrey
Ship; Jupiter - 1817. To NSW per Chapman
Trial; Kilkenny- Feb 1816 - 7 years
Noted against name; Dead. Drowned

Indent No; 19
Age; 22 [1795]
Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Labourer
Trial; Kilkenny - Feb 1816
Height; 5 ft. 4 in
Complexion; Dark
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown

Burials in the Parish of St David’s,  Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham Year 1822
No; 639
Name; Richard Cafferry ** as per register **
Abode; George Town
When Died; 1822, 7 March
When buried; 1822, 8 Mar
Age; 30 years
Ship’s Name; No details
Quality or profession. Prisoner
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; John Youl, Chaplain

Dianne Jones on 11th November, 2021 wrote:

IN IRELAND:

2/12/1815: Richard Caffray [sic] was admitted to Kilmainham jail, in Dublin, having been committed for trial on a charge of stealing cloth. He was listed as prisoner #2011. This record says he was tried on 11/1/1816 and convicted by Sergeant Moore. Other documents list his trial date as 17/2/1816 in Dublin County.

CRIME:

Richard Caffrey was convicted of stealing a piece of cloth, specifically 7 yards of frieze.

In the history of textiles, frieze is a Middle English term for a coarse woollen, plain weave cloth with a nap on one side. The nap was raised by scrubbing it to raise curls of fibre, and was not shorn after being raised, leaving an uneven surface (see Wikipedia).

16/5/1816: He was sent from Kilmainham jail to be transported (Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin; Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th July, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Burials in the Parish of St David's, Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham Year 1822 (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Caffrey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1795, date of death:

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th July, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th July, 2021 made the following changes:

term: 7 years

Dianne Jones on 11th November, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Caffroy, alias2: Caffray, crime

Dianne Jones on 11th November, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at

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