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James Donnelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Donnelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Bellows maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: 24th August, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. National Archives. ADM 101/2/1 1820-1821 Diary and medical journal of the Almorah convict ship from 24 June 1820 to 5 January 1821 by S Alexander, surgeon and superintendent
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Maureen Withey on 10th May, 2020 wrote:

National Archives.  ADM 101/2/1 1820-1821
Diary and medical journal of the Almorah convict ship from 24 June 1820 to 5 January 1821 by S Alexander, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the ship was employed in conveying convicts from Ireland to Port Jackson. (Described at item level).
Folio 2: 14 August 1820: Cloudy weather with rain. Appointed Thomas Lawless (who came on board strongly recommended and single ironed), captain of the decks, and Henry Smith (who came under similar circumstances as Lawless) as surgery man and to be in charge of the hospital, also a captain to each mess, two cooks, a swab wringer and two men to attend the water closet cisterns and two scavengers who are to be relieved weekly. Divided the prisoners into three divisions and appointed petty officers to each. Arranged the boys in the place appointed for them and placed men over them as school master, who was recommended by Doctor Trevor.

Folio 6: 12 September 1820: Boys mutinied against the schoolmaster. Ordered the schoolmaster to flog the following boys over the posteriors they having been the instigators of the row, viz Terrence McGroggin, James Bryan, John McGinnis, James Donnelyy, Thomas Clarke and Michael Gaule. Ensign Bruce confined Sergeant McBean for disobedience of orders.

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry
James Donnelly, age 17, per Almorah (2) 1820, Tried at Newgate, Dublin, 1820,7 years. Native of Dublin, Bellows maker, DOB- 1803.

Dianne Jones on 3rd July, 2020 wrote:

CRIME: Felony of wearing apparel (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1820 Almorah).

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. National Archives. ADM 101/2/1 1820-1821 Diary and medical journal of the Almorah convict ship from 24 June 1820 to 5 January 1821 by S Alexander, surgeon and superin

Dianne Jones on 3rd July, 2020 made the following changes:

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