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James Doherty

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Doherty
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Servant
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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: Life
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.
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Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2020 wrote:

James Doherty, age 27, per Ann and Amelia (1825), tried at Dublin 1824, sentence – Life. Native of Dublin, trade – Butler. DOB. 1798.

Census Parramatta, Darling Mills. Census taken 30 Oct 1828.
Jas. Doherty, 30, A.S to Mr Fairs, Ann & Amelia, 1824, Life, servant, catholic.


Darling Mills were built at Paramata by John Raine and completed and open in June/ July 1826.

MR JOHN RAINE attracts the admiration of all visitants to the Darling Mills by his great labours and great success. The steam engine grinds night and day, and two pair of stones are about to be added. (The Monitor, (Sydney) 16 Jun 1826.)

Parramatta. Julv 14. 1826.
The Public are informed that these Mills being completed, Mr. John Raine, the Proprietor, has ...
(The Australian (Sydney) 22 Jul 1826.)

THE DARLING MILLS. Mr. T. Raine, begs to acquaint his friends and the Public, that having become the Proprietor of the Darling Mills he has appointed Mr. Fairs to superintend that concern, from whose general knowledge of business, Mr T. R. trusts that those persons, who may have transactions at the Mills, will find every attention and punctuality observed.
The Australian, 21 March 1828.

James Doherty was an assigned servant to Mr Charles Fairs, the Superintendent of Darling Mills.

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:

James Dogherty, a man with wooden leg, Andrew Young, and Jos. Maher, for a burglary in the house of the Rev. Mr. Wheatley. ...
Drogheda Journal, 5 May 1824.

Commission – Last Day.
The following sentences were ruled Saturday last : 
Capital Convictions—  … Js. Dogherty, Andrew Young, and John Maher,  ...
All the last mentioned were asked if they had any thing why sentence of death and execution should not be passed upon them, implored their Lordships to grant long day. They were removed. Sentence not passed. We understand it likely they will be transported.
Saunders’ News-Letter, 3 May 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Doherty, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:


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