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John Downey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Downey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Labourer
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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
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)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 20th February, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that John Downey was y0ears old.  He could neither or write; religion Catholic, status single and a native of Tipperary.  His trade was a Labourer.  He was convicted of sheep stealing at Tipperary on 7 April 1828 and sentenced to 7 years old.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 4 1/2inches; complexion ruddy; hair brown and eyes grey.  Transport number 41.
Assigned to Woolloomooloo Road Party
Received his Certificate of Freedom in 1837 (number 37/200).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 20th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Downey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1809, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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