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John Fitzsimmons

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fitzsimmons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cawdry
Departure date: 1826
Arrival date: 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts

References

Primary source: Prisoner Index. 1791-1873. 1828 Census Index.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 18th November, 2020 wrote:

John Fitzsimmons was one of 14 prisoners from India and Ceylon transported on the Grab Cawdry in 1826. He was born in Dublin, and his trade given as Surgeon. He was tried in Calcutta and received a 7 year sentence.

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1828 Census Index.
Jno. Fitzsimmons, age 26, G.S. Cawdry, 1826, 7 years, catholic, Hut keeper, Revd. S. Marston, Bathurst.

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Prisoner Index. 1791-1873.
John Fitzsimmons, Cawdry 1826, Ticket of Leave, Entry No: 30/543; District Bathurst; Born, Dublin; Trade, Surgeon; Tried Calcutta.

Maureen Withey on 18th November, 2020 wrote:

Prisoner Index. 1791-1873.
John Fitzsimmons, Candry, 1826, Certificate of Freedom, Date: 23 May 1831, Remarks: T.L. 31/543.

Maureen Withey on 5th December, 2020 wrote:

Marriage permission.
John Fitzsimmons, Cawdry. Age 33, 7 years, Free, and Jane Mary Hacket, came free, Free, Bathurst, 1 Apr 1834, Revd. Thomas Thomson.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th March, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Cawdry - 1826.

Indent No; 12
Name; Jno Fitzsimmons
Age; 25 [1801]
Single. Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Soldier & clerk.
Offence; Murder
Remarks; Assigned . Rev. S. Marsden, Parramatta
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1830 - 31 Aug. Ticket of Leave. Year of Birth; 1803. 30/543.
Trade; Surgeon.
Date of Trial; 17 May 1824. Calcutta.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 7 in
Eyes; Black
Hair; Brown
Completion; Dark.
Remarks; Allowed to remain in the District of Bathurst

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Prisoner Index. 1791-1873. 1828 Census Index. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Fitzsimmons, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 5th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th March, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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