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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: 1793
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Bombay General Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Cawdry
Departure date: 1826
Arrival date: 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: 1828 Census Index.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 23rd October, 2020 wrote:

1828 Census Index.
J. Cunningham, age 35, G.S. per Cordrey, 1825, Life, labourer Wm, Daniels, Pattersons Plains.


Principal Superintendent of Convicts’ Office,
Sydney, 16th June, 1842.
THE Undermentioned Prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets of Leave since the last day of publication.
County of St Vincent - Queanbeyan.
Cunningham, John – Cawdry.
NSW Govt Gazette, 21 Jun 1842.

Maureen Withey on 23rd October, 2020 wrote:

Item: 169763
Surname: Cunningham
First Name: John
Ship: Cawdry 1826
Date: 1826
Place: -
Source: AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 660
Details: Age 26. Native place Armagh. Occupation soldier. Tried at Bombay and sentenced to transportation for life for murder. Assigned to William Dun at Paterson on arrival

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th March, 2021 wrote:

1842 - 13 June. Ticket of Leave. 42/1531. Allowed to remain in the District of Queanbeyan. Altered to Berrima. 4 June 1844. No;44/2751.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th March, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Cawdry - 1826.
Indent No; 10
Name; Jno Cunningham.
Age; 26. [1800]
Catholic, Single, Unable to read or Write.
Native Place; Armagh
Trade or calling; Soldier
Trial where & Date; Bombay - 14 October 1821
Height; 5 ft. 9 1/2 in
Eyes; Dk. Hazel
Hair; Sandy Brown
Completion; Dark Ruddy

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd October, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: 1828 Census Index. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Cunningham, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 23rd October, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, occupation, crime

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