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James Dempsey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dempsey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 69 years

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 Life

Crime: Unknown
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 30th May, 1802
Arrival date: 30th October, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Various sources including Rebellion Papers, 620/17/30/41. Dublin: State Paper Office.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 23rd August, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

DEMPSEY, James. Per “Atlas”, Oct 1802; stonemason.

Overseer of stone masons. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3164; 4/1846 p.66)
1810 Feb 1
Overseer of stone masons. Memorial (Fiche 3007; 4/1822 No.247B)
1811 Jan 19
Paid from Police Fund for work done on the bridge (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.165)
1812 May 29
Received payment for work on new residence for the Judge Advocate (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.243)
1812 Dec
Named as witness for Patrick Stafford’s petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3171; 4/1848 pp.298-301)
1815 Jan 23
Juror at inquest on Elizabeth Howell & two infant children held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.327)
1815 Nov 4
Paid from the Police Fund for inscription stone at the new Military Barracks (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.153)
1820 Jan 22
Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.390 & 4/1745 p.72)
1820 Jul 3
Memorial (Fiche 3017; 4/1823 No.185 p.41b)
1820 Jul 10
Signature as member of Committee of Catholics appointed to select site for Roman Catholic Church (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.398-9)
1820 Dec 20
Juror at inquest on Ellis Colebrooke held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.83-4)
1822 Jan 4
James Smithers of Pitt Street, Sydney, permitted to proceed with cattle of through the Cowpastures to the County of Argyle (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.232)
1822 Mar 31-1823 Mar 31
On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.3, 15, 27, 42, 58)
1823 Sep 19; 1824 Jan 30
On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.32; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.98)

Convict Changes History

Margaret Walker on 6th January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Various sources including Rebellion Papers, 620/17/30/41. Dublin: State Paper Office. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Dempsey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1769, date of death: 1

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