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James Maher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Maher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 16th January, 1872
Age: 67 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 7 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (had written) Certificate of Freedom no. 36/968
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

The Indentures state that James Maher was 24 years old.  He could read and write; religion Catholic; status single and is a native of Tipperary.  He was a shepherd and farm labourer.  He was convicted of ? stealing on 7 April 1828 at Tipperary and sentenced to life.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 45.
Assigned to B. Sullivan, Pitt Town, Sydney.

Wendy Smith on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

Please ignore statement that he was sentence to life.  He was sentenced to 7 years.

Tony Beale on 2nd September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 8/2/1838 Approved Catherine McCabe bond age 34 Andromeda 1834 to marry James Maher age 33 free after a 7 year sentence per ship Govenor Ready

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (had written) (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Maher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Kim Davis on 8th November, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australia Convict Indentures (had written) Certificate of Freedom no. 36/968 (prev. Australia Convict Indentures (had written)), date of death: 16th January, 1872 (prev. 0000), crime

Kim Davis on 8th November, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australia Convict Indentures (had written) Certificate of Freedom no. 36/968 (prev. Australia Convict Indentures (had written)), date of death: 16th January, 1872 (prev. 0000), crime

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