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John Irwin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Irwin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Obtaining money under false pretenses
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1828.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 27th April, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that John Irwin states that he was 45 years old.  He could read and write; religion: Protestant and status Married with 3 children.  He was a native of Fermanagh and his occupation solider.  He was convicted of obtaining money on false pretences (passing pensions) at Carlow on 22 March 1828 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had 2 prior convictions.  Physical attribution: Height 5 feet 93/4 inches; complexion ruddy and pock pitted; hair dark black to grey and eyes hazel.  Transport number 142.
Assigned to Mr A. P. Onslow, Manning River.
Obtained Certificate of Freedom in 1838 (number 38/122).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 27th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1828. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Irwin, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1784, date of death

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