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James Core

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Core
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1st April, 1807
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Ireland, Donegal
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Boddingtons
Departure date: 15th February, 1793
Arrival date: 7th August, 1793
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 57 other convicts


Primary source: SRNSW List of Convicts transported from Ireland to New South Wales. NRS 1150 [SZ115] 1150_SZ115_0384
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Community Contributions

Beth Kebblewhite on 11th June, 2013 wrote:

1791 -

At Lifford Assizes - “James and Nancy Corr, for stealing 27 guineas from D. Dermot, to be transported”.(Source: “Belfast Newsletter” 2-6 Sept 1791, page 3)

1800 -

James CARR (sic)(AG190), free, “Boddingtons” & Henry McCUDDEN (AG191), prisoner, “Britannia”, had land purchased at Prospect. 9 acres were cleared, 4 acres of wheat, 6 acres of maize, total 30 acres. They had 2 hogs & 16 bushels of maize in hand. Both men had women off stores & no children were listed.(Source: Muster of NSW & Norfolk Island 1800-1802 - (Includes) Settlers Muster List 1800)

1807, 8 April - Inquest
James CORE died from a blow or blows by two un-named offenders, who were to be charged with manslaughter. State of his body was putrid & couldn’t be examined.(Source: AONSW Reel 2232)

TARLETON was acquitted, and McCUDDEN (a friend of James) found guilty of manslaughter; he was fined one shilling, and sentenced to be imprisoned for six months. (Source: “Sydney Gazette”, 07/06/1807)

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2017 wrote:

James had been married in Ireland and his wife had been tried with him but found not guilty. However, she did follow him to the colony and they had two children James jnr 1794 and George 1796.

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 11th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1769, date of death 1st April, 1807, gender, occupation, crime

Denis Pember on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

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