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John Donnelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Donnelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: Soldier
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: NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1820 Almorah
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 3rd July, 2020 wrote:

AGE: Incorrectly given as 30 on ship’s muster (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1820 Almorah).

At least two documents support a much earlier year of birth (i.e. 1765):
1. His petition to the Governor on 24 May 1823 in which he refers to his military service of 24 years, 17 of which were in the 67th Regiment of Foot in the East Indies, before his regular discharge due to the loss of the use of his left hand (see New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856).

2. His Certificate of Freedom, granted 19 April 1827, gives his age as 61, supporting 1765 as the year of birth. This document also refers to the loss of use of his left hand “due to a ball wound” (see Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867; Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

Dianne Jones on 3rd July, 2020 wrote:

CRIME: “Felony in a chapel”; tried at Newgate, Dublin, in April 1820 (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1820 Almorah).

Convict Changes History

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

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1820 Almorah (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Donnelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1765, date of death: 0000, gender:

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

convicted at, term: 7 years, gender: m

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