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life span was 61 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 16th March, 2019 wrote:
James Commens was 25 years old on arrival.
Ancestry Convict Indents: Listed as Cummins, he was 5’3½” tall, stout, blue eyes, brown hair.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
COMMENS, James. Per “Southworth”, 1822
1822 Mar 14: On list of convicts landed from the “Southworth” & forwarded to Windsor for distribution; listed as Cummins (Reel 6009; 4/3503 p.13)
1825 Feb 19: On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Amity” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.504-5)
15/4/1833: COF renewed
2/12/1834: Permission to marry Anne Stevenson (Caroline), aged 41, on bond, married with 6 children. James was 34, Free.
No registration found.
15/2/1837: COF renewed
C1838: Permission to marry Mary Gibbons (Andromeda) aged 38 and on Bond - James 38 and Free.
1838: Married Mary Gibbons - James listed as Cummins. Married at St. Mary’s, Sydney.
No children listed.
Rod A on 31st July, 2019 wrote:
23/04/1833 - Certificate of Freedom granted. (Sydney Gazette & NSW Advertiser 25/04/1833).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 16th March, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Commens, alias1: Cummins, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupa