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Julia Mcadams

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Julia Mcadams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 8th March, 1840
Arrival date: 24th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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D Wong on 24th June, 2018 wrote:

5/10/1839 Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier Cork, Republic of Ireland:
Julia McAdams, a well dressed, interesting looking young woman, was charged with having, on Staurday last, stolen a livery coat, the property of John Malin, servant to an Officer of the 7th Fusileers, now quartered in this Garrison.
The coat was offered for pawn at the office of Mr Bible, on Pope’s Quay, who, seeing the buttons crested, stopped the article and with it the Prisoner.
Mahon identified the coat__said it was hanging up at his aquarters on Saturday evening, but knew nothing of the prisoner…who, having obtained leave to address the Court, said that she did not commit the alleged theft…that she had met with a Military man on Saturday night…that at their parting in the vicinity of the Barrack, he gave her the cloak, and that, at his request, she had intended to pawn it.  She was found guilty.
The apearance of the prisoner and her rather superior intelligence, as indicated in her short address to the Court, excited a general feeling of commisseration in her behalf.  It was said that she had, some years ago, been an actress of considerable repute…that she had fallen into the hands of disreputable associates, and had descended to prostitution as a means of livelihood.
The Court intimated to the prisoner, that, extraordinary as the fact might appear to the audience, the present was her fourth appearance at that bar, and that unless she should be provided with evidence as to character, on next Friday, of which he ad a strong doubt, the sentence that would be passed upon her, would be that of transportation for seven years.

Julia Adams was listed as being 20 years old on arrival in NSW - she was 4’8½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, literate, Protestant.

Sept.1840: Newcastle jail for 28 days.
Oct.1840: Newcastle jail.
Dec.1840: Newcastle jail for 7 days.
Feb.1841: Newcastle jail for 20 days, drunk.

1841: Permission to marry William Moor (Lady Harewood 1832).

1843: William Moore married Julia McAdams in the district of Maitland.

Mar. 1843: Sent to the Parramatta factory for absconding.

Jan. 1844: William Moore died on the Woronora - He was in the Ilawarra Road gang - for marrying and harbouring a female prisoner illegally at large in June.

3/2/1844 Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser:
Remarkable instance of” Conjugal Affection.
— A most remarkable instance of conjugal affection, attended by a fatal result, occurred last week, at the Warrunora Probation Gang, under the direction of Mr. Dark, one of the assistant Surveyors, which shows that the domestic virtues, when they take deep root in the human heart, are difficult to be eradicated, and very frequently survive the wreck of every other
honourable principle, whose utter abandonment is inevitably consequent upon vicious association. William Moore, a young married man about 30 years of age, attached to the gang, whose wife is confined in the female Factory, and to whom, as the sequel will prove, he was devotedly attached, asked permission, in the beginning of the week, to come to Parramatta to visit her.
The indulgence was denied, and the poor fellow, withdrew into the bush to take a solitary stroll and indulge in his own melancholy reflections. In about an hour afterwards he was found
stretched lifeless under a tree, having burst a blood vessel in the heart, On Wednesday last an inquest was held on the body, before Charles Bethel Lyons, Esq, Coroner for Parramatta, at the Liverpool hospital, when the foregoing facts wore given in evidence. The body was in so decomposed a condition, that no postmortem examination could bo held, but the jury were
unanimously of opinion, that the poor fellow died of a broken heart, and found a verdict of “natural death”.

1846: NSW BDM - there is a marriage for Julia McAdams and James Cormack who married at St Johnn’s, Parramatta.

8/4/1848: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th June, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Julia, surname: Mcadams, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1819, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, c

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