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Jeremiah Maher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Maher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
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


Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

The Indentures state that Jeremiah Maher was 20 years old.  He could read and write; religion Catholic; status single and is a native of Cork City.  He was a groom.  He was convicted of stealing clothes on 31 March 1828 at Cork and sentenced to life.  He had two prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 2 3/4 inches; complexion ruddy; hair dark brown to black and eyes dark brown.  Transport number 74.
Assigned to Mr Harper, Hunter River.

Wendy Smith on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

Please ignore statement that he was sentenced to life.  James Maher was sentenced to 7 years.

Convict Changes History

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

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: Jeremiah, surname: Maher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1809, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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