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John Kelly

John Kelly, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Kelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Lancaster, Wigan Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 164
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

D Wong on 16th September, 2018 wrote:

John Kelly was 25 years old on arrival - his native place was Lancashire.

John was literate, catholic, single, 5’6½” tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, breast hairy.

1843: TOL Parramatta
27/12/1844: TOL Passport; Parramatta bench.
29/2/1846: TOL Passport; on the recommendation of Mr McArthur.
16/2/1848: TOL Passport; On the order of Mr Ryan (in liew of Passport no 47/116).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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