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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: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Three Bees
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 6th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Kelly, age 48, Three Bees (1814),  Tried Dublin City, 1813, 7 years. DOB,  1766,  Native of Longford. Labourer.

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Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

THERE WERE THREE CONVICTS OF THIS NAME ON THE THREE BEES.

The entry in the Colonial Secretary’s Index seems to group all three together, and probably the entries do not refer to the same person.

KELLY, John. Per “Three Bees”, 1814; clerk.

1820 Jun 15-Aug 5 - To be transported to Newcastle for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.15)
1820 Jul - Memorial (Fiche 3023; 4/1824B No.417 p.547)
1820 Sep 22 =- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.272)
1822 Feb 25-Mar 27 - To be transported for 14 years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.37)
1822 Mar 18 - Prisoner in gaol. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.5a)
1822 Mar 20 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.43)
1822 Jun 28 - Re permission to marry at Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.381)
1823 Mar 24 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.396-7)
1824 May 4 - Clerk in Commissary at Port Macquarie; wife Mary to be sent to Sydney per “Sally” for not adequately explaining how spirits came into her possession (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.351)
1824 Sep 27, Oct 24 - Sent to Sydney from Port Macquarie to give evidence at the Criminal Court (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.489, 493, 497)

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1820 Jun 15-Aug 5 - To be transported to Newcastle for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.15)
1820 Jul - Memorial (Fiche 3023; 4/1824B No.417 p.547)
1820 Sep 22 =- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.272)
The above 3 entries may apply to the above John Kelly. See newspaper report below:

Criminal Court. Tuesday August 1st.
John Kelly was next arraigned for having in his possession property, rather to a considerable amount, well knowing the same to have been stolen. The articles produced in Court, and which were identified by several as having been stolen from them at various times, consisted principally of watches, seals, and jewellery.
The property being found in his possession, and sworn to as having been stolen, the prisoner said in his defence he had purchased it, but not bringing the parties forward from whom he had bought it, or attempting to prove he came by the articles in an honest way, he was pronounced guilty. The prisoner seemed to be upwards of sixty years old, very decrepid, and extremely miserable and wretched in his appearance, so much so, that His Honor the Judge Advocate
informed the Members of the Court he had been deemed an object of commiseration, and as such the blessedness of that charitable institution, the Benevolent Society, had been extended to him ; but the prisoner, under the garb of poverty and wretchedness, had practiced a most gross imposition upon that Institution, and so far from being any longer entitled to the least spark of compassion, had drawn upon himself, from the aggravated nature of the offence of which he had been clearly found guilty, the severest judgment the law affords in such cases of extreme depravity, and the sentence of the Court was, that he be transported to the settlement of Newcastle for seven years.
Sydney Gazette, 5 Aug 1820.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Kelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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