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John Claffy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Claffy
Aliases: Claffey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 5th August, 1868
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: North Briton
Departure date: 20th December, 1842
Arrival date: 4th April, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 wrote:

John CLAFFY was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 19 July 1842 for Burglary - housebreaking and stealing silver. 15yr transportation sentence. (Two others also convicted and transported) Gaol Report: well conducted in prison. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘North Briton’ arriving 4 April 1843.

Married man - wife Hannah, 5 children.
Aged 46yrs; labourer; can read & write a little; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Westmeath, Ireland.
Brother Teddy, in America
Sisters - Bridget & Mary, at native place

3 yr Probation Period in the Colony.
Assigned to work services.
15 May 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
12 Aug 1859: Conditional Pardon approved

6 Aug 1868: Death of John Claffey, at Deloraine, Tasmania. Aged 66 yrs, labourer. Natural decay. (ref. 35/1/37 no. 93)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Claffy, alias1: Claffey, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1799, date of death: 5th August, 1868, gender: m, occupation, crim

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