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James Hennessay

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hennessay
Aliases: Hennessy, Hennessey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from the army'
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated


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Community Contributions

Elizabeth Doyle on 13th December, 2012 wrote:

Convicted at Bhurtpore, India in 1826
Transported to Sydney Cove on ‘Marquis Lansdown’ in 1827

D Wong on 14th December, 2012 wrote:

James Hennessey was 31 years old on arrival in NSW.
He was born in Kilmurray, County Clare, was single, and he was a Soldier/Clerk.

The Marquis of Lansdown arrived in Port Jackson on 12/2/1827 and carried 4 military convicts from Fort William, Bengal.

1832: TOL Maitland
10/11/1840: COF

3/10/1836: Married Mary Cremin per Palambam 1831 (Ireland) she was the mother of 1 daughter and came from Cork.  James and Mary had 6 children.

I have a death date of 1866 for James, and Mary dying in 1880.

Convict Changes History

Elizabeth Doyle on 13th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1796, date of death 1846, gender, occupation, crime

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