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Cornelius Fitzgerald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cornelius Fitzgerald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 8th July, 1839
Age: 25 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 14 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Waterford Ireland
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 22nd February, 1839
Arrival date: 17th June, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 37 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12189, [X642], 1839, Waverley, p.3 Surgeon Superintendent James Barr Medical Journal 14 January to 23 June 1839
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Community Contributions

Iris Dunne on 13th November, 2016 wrote:

Cornelius suffered pneumonia when in Kilmainham jail and was sent directly to the hospital on board.  In an effort to improve his health he was given food from the Captain’s table and was carefully nursed the entire voyage.  He had a great desire for potatoes and given 3 or 4 daily by the doctor.  He was discharged to the hospital in Sydney on arrival and died there in 1839
Death: Sydney General Hospital
Trial Date: 16 July 1838

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 wrote:

25/7/1838 Kerry Evening Post Kerry, Republic of Ireland:
At Waterford Assizes this week, the fallowing convictions were recorded :—Cornelius Fitzgerald, killing his wife, when in a state of pregnancy.

21/7/1838 Waterford Mail Waterford, Republic of Ireland:
Cornelius Fitzgerald, manslaughter—to be transported for 14 years.

8/7/1839: Convict Death Record states Cornelius was 25 years old.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 13th November, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12189, [X642], 1839, Waverley, p.3 Surgeon Superintendent James Barr Medical Journal 14 January to 23 June 1829 (prev. ), firstname: Cornelius, surname: Fitzgerald, alias1: , al

Iris Dunne on 13th November, 2016 made the following changes:

source: State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12189, [X642], 1839, Waverley, p.3 Surgeon Superintendent James Barr Medical Journal 14 January to 23 June 1839 (prev. State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12189, [X642], 1839, Waverley, p.3 Surgeon Superintendent James

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th July, 1839 (prev. 1839), occupation, crime

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