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James Cassidy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cassidy
Aliases: Cafsidy
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ann and Amelia
Departure date: 8th September, 1824
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
James Cassidy, alias Cafsidy,  age on arrival, 30, per Ann and Amelia 1825, Tried Dublin, 1824, 7 years.  DOB 1795, native of Cavan.  School master.

Commission – Last Day.
The following sentences were ruled Saturday last :  James Cassidy, ribbonism, seven years transportation.
Saunders’ News-Letter, 3 May 1824.
1828 Census Index.
James Cassidy, age 35, G.S. Ann & Amelia, 1825, 7 years, catholic, Master of the R. Cat. School Parramatta & Clerk to the R. Cat. Chapel.


The Tickets of Leave granted to the following Persons have been cancelled :—
Ann and Amelia, James Cassidy, transported to a penal settlement for fraudulently obtaining seven baskets of tobacco from the Customs Bonded Store.
Sydney Monitor, 6 Oct 1830.

Moreton Bay Records.

Moreton Bay records
James Cassidy, per Ann & Amelia, Tried at Dublin City, Apr 1824, Ribbondman, 7 years, Schoolmaster. Colonial conviction: Gen. Sessions, H. Pk Bks., (Hyde Park Barracks)13 Sep 1830, Fraudently obtaining 7 Baskets of Tobacco from the Custom Bonded Warehouse partly the property of Jno. Quigley,  3 years. To Sydney 18 Apr 1833.
Description: James Cassidy, native of Co Cavan, age 35, 5 ft 2 in; Sallow comp. Brown hair, dk hazel eyes, catholic.

Also charged with the same offence and sent to Moreton Bay, was John Donahoe, per Countess Harcourt 4, a Clerk.

Maureen Withey on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

Convict Assignments.
James Cassidy, per Ann and Amelia, Resident Sydney, 28 April 1825, Assigned to Reverend J. J. Therry.

Maureen Withey on 29th December, 2020 wrote:

James Cassidy, for having continued a member of an illegal society, after the 1st July last, to transported 7 years.
Drogheda Journal, 5 May 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Cassidy, alias1: Cafsidy, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1795, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 29th December, 2020 made the following changes:


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