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James Gilgan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Gilgan
Aliases: Edgar, Colgan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Groom and house servant
Date of Death: 21st February, 1829
Age: 30 years

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: House robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Sligo
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 18th November, 1821
Arrival date: 9th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents.
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 25th April, 2019 wrote:

James Gilgan was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Sligo.

Occupation: Servant/groom.

James was 5’9” tall, well made, blue eyes, brown hair.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
GILGAN, James. Per “Southworth”, 1822

1824 Jul 7:  On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.81)

1824 Aug 3:  Re he being forwarded to Emu Plains (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.124)

20/9/1826: Tried Sydney Crim. Court for ‘Stealing and killing a calf - death recorded commuted to 7 years transportation.

4/11/1826: Sent to Moreton Bay per ‘Mary Elizabeth’.

14/3/1827: Sentenced 3 years in addition.

21/2/1829: Died at Moreton Bay.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th April, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Gilgan, alias1: Edgar, alias2: Colgan, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1799, date of d

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