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James Fitzpatrick

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fitzpatrick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1882
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Irish rebel
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 21st June, 1822
Arrival date: 8th November, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Cert of Freedom 29/640 11th Jun 1829, Ticket of Leave 348/1822
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Community Contributions

Sue Jones on 21st July, 2019 wrote:

James Fitzpatrick was tried in Limerick County and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia for ‘attacking a dwelling with firearms’. His d.o.b. listed as 1800, Native place Limerick, occupation ploughman. He was assigned to the convict ship ‘Mangles’ arriving in Australia 08.11.1822 it departed from Cork 03.09.1822. He is listed as being aged 22 years, 5’5” tall with brown hair and grey eyes, and described as a large, powerful man.
He worked, ‘on the roads’ until he was given the chance to accompany Hume and Hovell together with five other convicts, in their important journey to Port Phillip Bay in 1824. There is also mention that James was a servant of Hamilton Hume. (He is mentioned by name in Book 2. Australian Discovery by Land IX.Hume and Hovell’s Journey to Port Phillip, Friday 17th December of the Journal of Messrs. Hume & Hovell)2. Ticket of Leave granted 5th July,1825, shows James Fitzpatrick, ship ‘Mangles’, year 1822, Native place Limerick County 1800, trade or calling Labourer, district Appin 3.
James Fitzpatrick at the end of his sentence, ‘quickly built up vast squatting runs in the southern tablelands, but eventually returned to Campbelltown district to invest in local farms’. His main property being ‘Glenlee’, which he acquired in 1850’s and was a productive dairy farm run by his descendants up till 1978. He also owned Brawlin, ‘Cucumbla or Cowcumbla’ stations in the Gundagai/Cootamundra areas including 6,257 acres south and west of Campbelltown, these being Glenlee, Smeaton and Narellan. ‘Kilbride’ in Narellan, which is now a nursing home, is also linked to his name but more so with James Francis O’Donnell his great nephew through his sister Mary Fitzpatrick.
James Fitzpatrick married twice. His first wife, Mary died on 24th May, 1866 aged 60 years, the union produced no children. James, aged 71, married again in 1868 to Elizabeth Cummins, then aged 19, youngest daughter of Glenlee tenant farmers, William and Annie Cummins [could be James & Margaret Cummins?]. James snr died 9th August, 1882, aged 85 years, passing ‘Glenlee’ onto his son, James Glenlee. Elizabeth, his wife died 8th April 1882, aged 32 years, as a result of a horse accident, leaving the children and his estate under the care & guardianship of Patrick James O’Donnell.

Convict Changes History

Sue Jones on 21st July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Cert of Freedom 29/640 11th Jun 1829, Ticket of Leave 348/1822 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Fitzpatrick, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1800, date of death: 1882, gender: m, occu

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