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David Kelly

David Kelly, one of 267 convicts transported on the Isabella, 15 January 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Kelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1849
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 3 (3)
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

Nell Murphy on 17th December, 2015 wrote:

David Kelly was convicted at the CCC, London on 05/07/1841 for Larceny - pick pocket a handkerchief. 10yr transportation sentence. (Previous convictions). Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Tasmania on the ‘Isabella’ arriving 21/05/1842.

Aged 19yrs; single; native place - Whitechapel, London; labourer.

Assignments in colony.
Ticket of Leave 22/08/1848
Launceston hospital 13/11/1848
Died at hospital 26/01/1849.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 3rd July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823, date of death 1849, gender, occupation, crime

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