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Barnard Duffey

Barnard Duffey, one of 125 convicts transported on the Shipley, 20 December 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Barnard Duffey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 14th March, 1838
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Berwick Upon Tweed Gaol delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 20th December, 1816
Arrival date: 24th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 317 (160)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 wrote:

Born: Antrim, Northern Ireland. Died:  Cumberland NSW Australia. Crime: Coining Sixpences from sheet cooper and applying silver polish. Sentenced to death Berwick upon Tweed, Borough Gaol -24 July 1816. He and an accomplice were convicted of robbery, and he was sentenced to death in September1823. This sentence was commuted in november 1823 and he was transported to Port Macquarie in November 1823 per the Lady Nelson.

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

The Newcastle Courant of 17 August 1816 reported:

The mayor of Berwick, last week, received a respite, during the pleasure of the Prince Regent, for the five criminals now under sentence of death in the gaol of that town, for coining. Forgery was regarded as a serious crime, and forgers were less likely to have their sentences reduced to transportation than murderers, burglars and robbers.  Forgery of the King’s currency was treason.  Men were punished by hanging, drawing and quartering, and women by burning at the stake.  By the 18th century, punishment for men was in practice reduced to simple hanging, but women were still burnt at the stake. Barnard DUFFEY and James MOEN, sailed from England on the Shipley on the 18th December 1816.  The ship came direct to Sydney without stopping, arriving 24 April 1817: a voyage of 127 days.  There were no deaths, probably due to the speed of the trip.  Built at Whitby in 1805, the Shipley was a second class ship of 381 tons and two decks, commanded by Lewis William Moncrief.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1771 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th March, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 made the following changes:


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