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James Downey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Downey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Waterford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1828)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 1st May, 2020 wrote:

The convict indentures state that James Downey was 25 years old.  He could not read or write; religion Catholic; status married and no children and is a native of Waterford.  He was a farm labourer.  He was convicted of a sheep stealing on 29 March 1828 at Waterford and sentenced to 7 years. He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - 5 feet 10 1/2 inches; complexion dark ruddy and freckled; hair dark brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 146.
Assigned to Mr Les (or Des) Cox, Malgra.
Received ticket of leave in 1833 (Number 33/286)

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 1st May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1828) (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Downey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1804, date of de

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