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James Lyons

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Lyons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Charged with an offence against the crown (smuggling)
Convicted at: Ireland, Longford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 16th February, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 133 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 wrote:

LYONS, James. Per “Friendship”, 1800

1817 Dec 10 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3179; 4/1852 p.217)

1820 Jun 13,16 - Wharfinger at Field of Mars. Memorial (Fiche 3025; 4/1824B No.469 pp.733-8)

1822,1823 -Wharfinger at Government Wharf, Pennant Hills. Recommending Robert McIntosh for ticket of leave (Fiche 3221, 4/1866 p.68; Fiche 3234, 4/1870 p.22)

Colonial Secretary’s Office, March 5th, 1827.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony :
Sydney - To be Constables:... James Lyons, Friendship (1), from 25th January, 1827;...
Sydney Gazette, 8 Mar 1827

D Wong on 17th July, 2019 wrote:

James Lyons was 25 years old on arrival.

James was a Whiteboy Rebel.
James was involved with the Irish Rebellion of 1798 which was an uprising against British rule in Ireland.
Occupation: Police constable/labourer.
Longford Militia.

James was 5’8½” tall, dark ruddy complexion, silvery grey hair, hazel eyes.

Jan. 1818: CP. An Absolute Pardon is also listed in 1818.

1828 Census: Constable, Rev. J.J. Therry, Hyde Park.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 5th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th July, 2019 made the following changes:

source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au), date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), occupation

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