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John Cunningham

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Bombay General Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tenasserim
Departure date: 17th October, 1844
Arrival date: 29th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 13th December, 2019 wrote:

Arrivals.— December 29.—  Tenasserim, barque, M’Kenzie, master, from Calcutta 17th October, with sugar, rice, &c., and 20 male prisoners. Passengers — Dr. Wootten, Captain Apperley, 4th Light Cavalry, Mrs. Apperley and three children, Captain Lloyd, Mr. Parry, five rank and file 4t.h Light Cavalry, one woman and child, John Gill, and Mrs. Mason. Lost a prisoner over board on the passage.
The shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List, Jan 18 1845.

415. John Cunningham. 23, native of Dublin. RC. Single, can neither read nor write, tried at Bombay Ct Ml. 8 April 1844, 7 years.  Transported for Insubordination. Stated striking Sargeant Garrey, 22nd Reg. Ct. Mtl.  Drunk, 20 days 3 times , ??? Served 22nd Reg 4 years. Trade, labr & weaver.  M(other) Mary, B(rother) Jas. S(ister) Anne (at) N.P.

Sentence Expired.
John Cunningham, Tenasserim.
Reported in the Launceston Examiner, 26 April 1851.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON37-1-2$init=CON37-1-2p78 Convict Indent: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-2$init=CON16-1-2p184 https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-2$init=CON16-1-2p185 (prev

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