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John Darcy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Darcy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Carter
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ann and Amelia
Departure date: 8th September, 1824
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Moreton Bay convict Records.
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Maureen Withey on 8th December, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Darcy,  age on arrival, 20, per Ann and Amelia 1825, Tried Dublin, 1824, 7 years.  DOB 1805, native of Dublin.  Carter.

John Darcy was convicted in Sydney at least twice and was sent twice to Moreton Bay penal settlement.

Moreton Bay records

1.  John Darcy, per Ann & Amelia, Tried at Dublin City, Feb 1824, 7 years,  Stealing blankets, Carter. Colonial conviction: Gen. Sessions, Sydney, 6 Mar 1827, Stealing a silver watch,  3 years. To Sydney 14 Mar 1830.

2.  John Darcy, per Ann & Amelia, Tried at Dublin City, Feb 1824, 7 years,  Felony blankets, Carter. Colonial conviction: Quarter Sessions, Sydney 17 Jan 1835. Larceny, 4 years. To Sydney 16 Mar 1839.

Description:  John Darcy, native of Dublin, age 33, 5 ft 5 ¾ in; Fair comp.  brown hair, hazel eyes. E religion.

John Darcy, native of Dublin, age 24, 5 ft 6 ¼ in, fair comp, brown hair, hazel eyes.


Police Report. Sydney. February 6.
John Darcy and James Foley, prisoners of the Crown, were put to the bar for stealing a watch from the house of T.D. Rowe last Sunday.
Thomas Owen stated that he was come merely to identify the watch, as he was not present when the transaction of the robbery took place. This witness therefore merely swore to the watch produced in Court as being the property of Mr Rowe.
Mr Roger Murphy deposed, that last Sunday about one o’clock, he happened to pass the house of Mr Rowe, when he heard a noise of alarm, which induced him to enter, when he found that it was occasioned by Mr Rowe’s being extremely ill and in fainting fits. This information he also received from the house keeper, who also informed him that during the confusion, a man entered, whose dress and appearance she described, and carried off Mr Rowe’s watch. On leaving the house and entering into George-street, he saw a man coming forward at some distance, answering to the description he had received.  Weston, a constable, being at hand he pointed out the prisoner Darcy to him, at the same time, relating the circumstances of the robbery, but the prisoner observing that he was taken notice of, turned back and walked in the direction of Mr Rose’s, upon which, Weston followed him quickly, took him into custody, and found the watch in his possession. Mr Murphy stated that the activity of Weston was highly praise worthy. As to the prisoner Foley, it did not appear that he had any participation in the affair, as he had merely been in the house of Mr Rowe to enquire the results of an application which that Gentleman had made to the Colonial Secretary to obtain him as a servant. Foley was therefore discharged, and the Court finding the prisoner Darcy guilty, sentenced him 3 years to such penal settlement as His Excellency the Governor should think fit to appoint.
Sydney Gazette, 8 Mar 1827.


Quarter Sessions. Monday.
John D’Arcy was indicted for stealing two augers, one hammer, and two yards of bed ticking, the property of Peter Rawlins ; guilty - Remanded.
The Australian, Tues. 13 Jan 1835.

SATURDAY.- The Calendar having been gone through, the following prisoners convicted during the sessions, were brought up for sentence:
John Darcy, James House, and James McGrath, severally convicted of larcenies. To be transported to Penal Settlements for the term of four years.
Sydney Herald, 19 Jan 1835.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Moreton Bay convict Records. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Darcy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 0000, gender: m, oc

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