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James Kerr

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Kerr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing linen
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 26th June, 2020 wrote:

CONVICTED: Summer 1819 (see NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849).

Dianne Jones on 27th June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 1 February: Committed by the Government/admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin; listed as “A convict from the County Antrim”.

1820, 15 April: He was “sent on board the convict ship” for transportation (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 wrote:

Occupation: Labourer (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th September, 2020 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011
Liverpool St Luke.  27 February 1826 - 23 September 1838

Name; James Kerr. No 478
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; May 4th, 1835
Age; 70 years
Ships Name; Dorothy
Quality or Profession; Free
By whom the Ceremony was preformed; Robert Cartwright
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New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
Name: James Kerr
Age: 56, Birth Year: abt 1770
Native Place: County Antrim
Arrival year: 1820. Vessel: Dorothy
Certificate Date: 17 Aug 1826
Calling; Labourer
Date of Trial: Summer 1819.
Sentence; & years
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/4 in
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Brown to Grey
Eyes;Blue

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 26th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Kerr, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1770, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000)

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