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James Kearney

James Kearney, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Kearney
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1846
Occupation: Shoe & bootmaker
Date of Death: 1926
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 5 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork Assizes
Sentence term: 5 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 259 (132)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 17th June, 2011 wrote:

I believe James Kearney was my great grandfather on my fathers mothers side. My father was born in Templemore Nannup around 1943

Anonymous on 18th July, 2011 wrote:

Had 4 sons James Jnr, Patrick, John & Thomas
Married to Catherine who died in 1904 then married to Ruth Veronica in 1907

June Murphy on 19th June, 2014 wrote:

James Kearney shouted at some soldiers in the street of Macroom, Co. Cork Ireland. and was arrested and deported to Western Australia in 1867. He was classed as a civilian, fenian, and shoemaker.
He was an uncle to my grandfater James Kearney of
Cork Street, Macroom. He waS 21 years old at the time.

Merv Kearney on 20th February, 2016 wrote:

James Kearney is my great grandad
His son John Kearney was grandad
My is Bernard Thompson Kearney he married Pam Hartnett ( Cundinup )
They had 4 children
Mervyn married Susan Willcocks
3 children

Convict Changes History

June Murphy on 19th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1846 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1926 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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