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James Lahey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Lahey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Soldier/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: Violence to a surperior officer
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Patriot
Departure date: 19th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

The Patriot Convict Indentures state that James Lahey was 30 years old.  He could read and write; religion Catholic; status married with 2 sons and a native of Kilkenny City, Ireland.  His trade was labourer and soldier in 41 Regiment.  He was convicted of attempting to stab the adjutant at Bellary, South India on 1 March 1837 and convicted to 7 years transportation.  He had no prior convictions. Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 8 1/2 inches; complexion dark sallow and a little pock pitted; hair brown and eyes grey.
Transport number: 1.  Prisoner number 38-198.
Received Certificate of Freedom in 1844 (number 44/934).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838) (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Lahey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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