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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: 1791
Occupation: Butcher
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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Donegal
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 27th August, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts

References

Primary source: Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Non-Annotated Printed Indentures 1838
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 23rd January, 2021 wrote:

1837, 15 August: James Doherty was admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, from Donegal (prisoner #670). He had been tried on 20 July 1837, convicted and sentenced to life for sheep stealing by Baron Pennefather. He was described as 48, 5’2½” tall with grey eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion.

1837, 19 August: Discharged to be “embarked on the convict ship Neptune” (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Dianne Jones on 23rd January, 2021 wrote:

James Doherty was 46 on arrival in NSW. He could not read or write. A Roman Catholic, he was married with 3 male and 3 female children, and his native place was Co Donegal. He had no previous convictions (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Non-Annotated Printed Indentures 1838).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 23rd January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Doherty, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occup

Dianne Jones on 23rd January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, source: Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Non-Annotated Printed Indentures 1838 (prev. Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910), dat

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