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James Finn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Finn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Shoemaker's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 18th September, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that James Finn was 18 years old.  He could neither read or write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of County Antrim.  His occupation was shoemaker’s boy.  James was convicted on robbing master at Antrim on 6 January 1836 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 3 inches; complexion sallow and freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 9.  Prisoner number 36-1814.
Received ticket of leave on 9 January 1841 in Illawarra, NSW.
Received Certificate of Freedom on 8 July 1844 (number 44/1035).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 18th September, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Finn, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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