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David Kelly

David Kelly, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Kelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 98
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

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

KELLY, David. Per “Earl Spencer”, 1813; butcher

1815 Oct 25 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.245)

1820 Dec 24-1821 May 24 - Store receipts of for fresh meat and salt pork paid at Sydney (Reel 6049, 4/1745 p.354; Reel 6051, 4/1748 pp.158, 174)

1821 Apr 26 - Asking to have David Patterson assigned to him as his wife was already employed by him (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.328-9)

1822 Jan 7 - Petition to be allowed to sell meat on Sundays (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.70)

1822 Jan 14 - Signatory to statement claiming that John Booth had spoken indecently against Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.355)

1822 Mar 31-Sep 30 - On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.5, 18, 31)

1822 Aug 10 - Request to retain Thomas James as an assigned servant (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.50-1)

1823 May - Referred to in Major Druitt’s reply to the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.432)

1823 Sep 19; 1824 Sep 18 - On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.58, 84)

1824 Oct 8 - On list of defaulters in payment for assigned convict tradesmen up to 30 Sep 1824 (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.4)

1825 -List of convicts mustered in his employ during 1823 to 1825 (Fiche 3139; 4/1842B p.803)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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