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James Downes

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Downes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 84 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
James Downes, age 16, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Dublin City, 1822, 7 years,  DOB 1806,  native place,  Westmeath Co. Waiter.


Colonial Secretary Index.

DOWNES, James. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822.

1822 Dec 26 - On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Bathurst for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.117)
1823 Dec 24 - On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.98, 456-7)
1824 Sep 3 - Stockman. On list of servants employed by John Tindell of Bathurst (Fiche 3114; 4/1839B No.986 p.1231)

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2020 wrote:

THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz.
Countess of Harcourt (2), James Downes.
Sydney Gazette, 12 Jan 1830.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Downes, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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