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James Dooley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dooley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 25th May, 1819
Arrival date: 26th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry
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Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

1819, 23 April: Cork City – James Dooley, 13, tried Summer 1817, larceny from a shop, seven years (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849, Mary I).

Dianne Jones on 23rd July, 2020 wrote:

1819: James DOOLEY 13, 4’8½”, florid complexion, flaxen hair, hazel eyes, native place City of Cork (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1818-1819).

Dianne Jones on 27th July, 2020 wrote:

1823, 20 September: Sent to Port Macquarie (see Cert of Freedom).

1824, 26 June: James DOOLEY – Certificate of Freedom #51/2271 – errand boy; 18, 5’5½”, ruddy complexion, dark flaxen hair, hazel eyes; native place City of Cork. Remarks: “Sent to Port Macquarie 20 September 1823 for remainder of original sentence as a runaway”.

Another certificate was issued on 7 December 1836; and another on 23 April 1840 (see NSW, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

Dianne Jones on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

1823, 20 September: James DOOLEY per Mary (1), was convicted at Penrith and sentenced to serve the remainder of his original sentence at Port Macquarie (see NSW, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Port Macquarie Penal Settlement; Port Macquarie: List of Convicts, 1822-1825).

1823, 15 October: James DOOLEY is on a list of 40 prisoners transported per the cutter “Sally” to Port Macquarie. He is described as a carpenter, who was tried at Cork in Summer 1817, and sentenced to seven years (see NSW, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Port Macquarie Penal Settlement, Port Macquarie: List of Convicts, 1822-1825).

1825: James DOOLEY – free by servitude – Mary 1819, in gaol, Sydney (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, New South Wales General muster A-L 1825).

Dianne Jones on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

1829, 2 October: James DOOLEY appeared before the Criminal Court, Sydney, charged with feloniously receiving stolen property (see below).

1829, 2 October: James DOOLEY was admitted to the Phoenix Hulk; came per Mary (1); a Catholic; carpenter; convicted at Cork of robbery, and sentenced to seven years. This “Colonial Conviction”, from the Criminal Court in Sydney, also on 2 October 1829, is for feloniously receiving [stolen goods]. He was sentenced to seven years (see NSW, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk Entrance Books, 1825-1831).
1836, 6 December: James DOOLEY, prisoner #46/544, was discharged from the Phoenix Hulk to Hyde Park Barracks (see NSW, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk: Entrance Books, 1833-1837).
1836, December: James DOOLEY is granted a Certificate of Freedom #36/621 (according to a subsequent certificate in April 1840).

Dianne Jones on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

1840, 11 March: From the Sydney Herald: “Bathurst Quarter Sessions – commenced on the 4th instant and the following is a list of cases disputed on Wednesday… Joseph Cotsell, Joshua Dooley, Peter Ryan, and Michael Boyle, (all bond), before the summary Jurisdiction of the Court pleaded guilty to bushranging and robbery, being armed. Sentenced to transportation for life to a penal settlement.”

NOTE: It’s not certain that this is “our” James Dooley but the reference to a Bathurst Court appearance on his Cert of Freedom in 1840 leaves open the door to his involvement in this crime (see The Sydney Herald, Wed 11 Mar 1840, p2: Bathurst Quarter Sessions).

1840, 23 April: James DOOLEY is granted a Certificate of Freedom #40/740.
This is a much-endorsed record. The Remarks read “He has a crucifix and two human figures on the upper inside right arm; also two half moons, a man and a woman on his upper left arm. This certificate is in lieu of #36/621 dated December 1836, now returned mutilated.”

This certificate is also overwritten with “sentenced to 15 years transportation at the District Sessions Bathurst on 21 June 1842 [?] for robbery in a … [this word is illegible] house” (see NSW, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867; Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1840, April).

Dianne Jones on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

1840, 28 May: As reported in The Australian, p2: “Sydney Quarter Sessions - James Dooley was indicted for stealing an iron bolt, value 6d, the property of John O’Dowd. The prisoner, it appeared, removed the bolt from one of the window shutters of Mr O’Dowd’s house, in York street, in order to prepare his way for a subsequent burglarious entry into the premises. He was found guilty, and remanded for sentence.” (see Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36861531?searchTerm=“James Dooley”)

James DOOLEY was subsequently sentenced to 12 months in irons (see The Sydney Herald, Friday 29 May 1840, p1).

1840: James DOOLEY – on an ironed gang at Woolloomooloo; per Mary, free; convicted of larceny on 26 May 1840 and sentenced to 12 months on an ironed gang; he is on a list of people convicted at the Police Office and Quarter Sessions (see NSW, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Ironed Gangs and Road Parties; Miscellaneous Records of Ironed Gangs in Woolloomooloo, 1840).

1842: According to his Certificate of Freedom in 1840, James DOOLEY was involved in yet another crime in 1842 that resulted in his being sentenced to 15 years’ jail.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Dooley, alias1: , alias2:

Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, crime

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