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James Dennis

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dennis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Cork County
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 16th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
James Dennis,  age 30, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Cork Co., 1822, 7 years,  DOB 1792,  native place,  Cork Co., Sheep shearer ploughman. 


Colonial Secretary Index.

DENNIS, James. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822.

1822 Dec 26 - On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Minto for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.117)

Colonial Secretary’s Office, May 27, 1828.
HIS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony ; viz.
Liverpool.—John Rawson, free, and James Dennis, per Ship Countess of Harcourt, to be Constables, from the 13th Instant, in the Room of James M’Cabe, free, dismissed for Drunkenness and improper Conduct, on the 1st of April, ...
Sydney Gazette, 28 May 1828.


1828 Census Index.
James Dennis, age 37, T.L. Css. Harcourt, 1822, 7 years, catholic, Constable, Liverpool district.

THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last Week ; viz.—
Countess of Harcourt (2) James Dennis
Sydney Gazette, 21 Apr 1829.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Dennis, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1792, date of death: 0000, gender: m, oc

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