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James Donelly Fairley
James Donelly Fairley, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
||James Donelly Fairley
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 227 (115)
||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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Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/7/261824 May 15
Prisoner name(s): James Donnelly Fairley.
Prisoner age: 26.
Prisoner occupation: Former soldier.
Court and date of trial: Court not stated, 21st April, 1824.
Crime: Theft aggravated by Housebreaking.
Initial sentence: Death, to be carried out on 4th June, 1824.
Annotated (Outcome): “Already decided” - no further indication.
Petitioner(s): James Donnelly Fairley. Alex Monteith, Solicitor for the poor.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): The prisoner is a stranger in Perth, where he is imprisoned, and has nobody to speak for him. The Jury’s Guilty finding was by a majority of Nine to Six. The prisoner enlisted in 1811 in the 91st Regiment of Foot, aged 13. He served until the conclusion of the late War and was discharged in July 1823 being unfit from disease.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime