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James Cunningham

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 22nd May, 1866
Age: 74 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 15 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: Ireland, Meath
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 8th September, 1838
Arrival date: 29th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 68 other convicts

References

Primary source: Statement made by James Cunningham at Trim Gaol 28 March 1838 Newcastle Family History Society
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 21st June, 2015 wrote:

Born - Westmeath County Ireland. Married 5 male 3 female children. Irish WB.

Dennis Nightingale on 21st June, 2015 wrote:

14328 Cunningham James - Elphinstone 1838.
  1845 25 January Paterson MM.
  Obtained Ticket of Leave.

Marjorie Kibby on 28th April, 2017 wrote:

Cunningham (with Luke Hogg, Daniel Gilligan, and Patrick Traynor)  set off towards the Fair of Kilbeggan intending to rob anyone they met on the way. The came across Mr Webb and knocked him down and took money and a gun from him. On 13 Dec 1837 Cunningham (with Jack Shaugness, Ballivor Jack Bligh and a stranger) used the gun to kill Mr Nugent’s sheep, they left the skin and bones but carried away the wool and meat.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 21st June, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Cunningham, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1792, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 21st June, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, occupation, crime

Louise Hebbe on 7th January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. NSW Death Index 6072/1866 District of Patricks Plain. (prev. NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts.), date of death: 22nd May, 1866 (prev. 0000)

Marjorie Kibby on 28th April, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Statement made by James Cunningham at Trim Gaol 28 March 1838 Newcastle Family History Society (prev. NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. NSW Death Index 6072/1866 District of Patricks Plain.)

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