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Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Donald Kennedy
Aliases: Robertson, James (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1843
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 194
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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Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 6th July, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1 Robertson, James (alias) (prev. Robertson, James (Alias)), date of birth 1815, date of death 1843, gender, occupation, crime

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