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John Kelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Kelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Irish rebel
Convicted at: Ireland. Clare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia V
Departure date: 6th August, 1831
Arrival date: 2nd December, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 30 other convicts


Primary source: Wikipedia Australian Royalty Convict ships to NSW
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Community Contributions

Phil Hands on 20th March, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted in Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland as an Irish Rebel (White Boy) in 1831, charged with demanding arms, sentenced to transportation for life. The Whiteboys were a secret Irish agrarian organisation that started in the 18th century in Ireland which used violent tactics to defend tenant farmer land rights for subsistence farming. Their name derives from the white smocks the members wore in their nightly raids.
Left Cork on 6th August 1831.
Ship:- the ‘Asia V’ sailed with 220 male convicts on board of which 14 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 2nd December 1831.

Married Sarah Search (daughter of convict Danile Search, ‘Atlas’ 1819, & his wife Mary Ann Freebody) on 24th March 1845 at St. Matthew’s Church Windsor.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 20th March, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Wikipedia Australian Royalty Convict ships to NSW (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Kelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death: 1860, gender: m, occupation, crime

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