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James Kernahan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Kernahan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th March, 1887
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Monaghan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 6th September, 1833
Arrival date: 19th January, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


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Community Contributions

D Wong on 17th June, 2013 wrote:

James Kernahan was 21 years old and was transported for “Firearms”.  James is listed as a Whiteboy Rebel and was arrested for carrying firearms with intent to rob.

1834: Assigned to A Murray at Parramatta.
1837: TOL Sydney
14/8/1841: COF

1841: Married Mary MacGoldrick/Goldrick (1819-1884) at Parramatta.  They had 11 children.

By 1857, James had bought land plots along the Richmond Road.

1872: Listed as a farmer

12/3/1887: James was listed as a fruit grower at the time of his death, although he lived at Kissing Point, Ryde.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1813, date of death 12th March, 1887, gender, occupation, crime

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