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James Connors

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Connors
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 8th January, 1889
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kilkenny, Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hyderabad
Departure date: 23rd May, 1849
Arrival date: 26th August, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 wrote:

James CONNORS was convicted at Kilkenny 29 June 1847 for stealing and killing a sheep. Not convicted before. Conduct good. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Hyderabad’ arriving 26 Aug 1849.

Aged 24yrs; labourer; 5’1”; fresh complexion; dark hair; Hazel eyes; Roman Catholic; ring on middle finger, left hand.
Native Place - Kilkenny, Ireland.
Brother - Patrick
Sister - Bridget (Biddy) - transported to VDL per ‘John Calvin’ ship (ref. Indent record). (http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/connors/bridget/134219

Clear conduct record in the Colony. No offences.
He was granted a Ticket of Leave upon arrival which meant he could find his own work.
13 July 1854: Certificate of Freedom granted, at Bothwell, Tasmania.

Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 wrote:

Application for permission to Marry:
10 Feb 1853: James Connors (Hyderabad) to Ellen Gallagher (Blackfriar). Approved.

Marriage:
20 Mar 1853: James Connors (Ticket of Leave), aged 24yrs, bachelor to Ellen Gallagher (Pass Holder) aged 21yrs, spinster - at Catholic Church, district of Bothwell. Witnesses - James Dalton (husband of James’ sister Bridget) & Crimmins (or Cummons). Ref. 37/1/12 no. 17.

D Wong on 29th December, 2016 wrote:

8//1/1889: James Connors, died aged 65 of Pneumonia.  Listed as a Farmer.

Nell Murphy on 30th July, 2017 wrote:

Link to wife, Ellen Gallagher, per ‘Blackfriar’ - https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/gallagher/ellen/134061

Children:
Mary CONNOR b. 23 Jan 1854 at Bothwell, Tasmania. Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER. Father - James CONNOR, Shepherd, Quamby River. (ref. 33/1/32 no. 6)

Sarah CONNORS b. 1 Dec 1855 at Bothwell, Tasmania. Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER. Father - James CONNORS, Shepherd, Bare Hills. (ref. 33/1/33 no. 18 District of Bothwell)

James CONNOR b. 10 Nov 1857 at Bothwell, Tasmania. Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER.  Father - James CONNOR, Shepherd, Cluny.  (ref. 33/1/35 no. 48)

Ellen CONNOR b. 19 Nov 1858 at Bothwell, Tasmania. Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER. Father - James CONNOR, Shepherd, residing at Shannon.

Female child CONNOR b. 8 Apr 1861 at Bothwell, Tasmania.  Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER. Father - James CONNOR, Shepherd, Christian Marshes. (ref. 33/1/39 no. 479)

Eva Catherine CONNORS b. 13 Sept 1865 at Deloraine, Tasmania. Mother - Ellen GALLAGHER. Father - James CONNORS, farmer. (ref. 33/1/43 no. 335)

note: variation in spelling of surname from “CONNOR” to “CONNORS”.

Convict Changes History

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

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Connors, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1825, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 29th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 8th January, 1889 (prev. 0000)

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