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James Mccarthy

James McCarthy, one of 178 convicts transported on the Marquess of Hastings, 27 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mccarthy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1829
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 27th June, 1828
Arrival date: 12th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 437 (220). State Archives NSW, Convict Indents, Bound Indentures (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4013]; Microfiche: 670). Old Bailey.
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Iris Dunne on 7th May, 2018 wrote:

Proceedings of Old Bailey - dated 21 February 1828, Theft: simple larceny.
Imprisoned in Newgate, age 44.
Transported to NSW - Marquess of hastings
708. JAMES McCARTHY was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of January , 1 handkerchief, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Nicholls .

SAMUEL HAMPSTEAD . I am in the employ of Thomas Nicholls, a pawnbroker , of Gray’s Inn-lane . This handkerchief was pinned inside the shop door, with about half a dozen others; a person must have put his arm inside the door, but he need not step into the shop; I had seen the prisoner there about five minutes before - I did not see him take it; Bennett pointed out a man to me - I jumped over the counter; I went out after him, but could not see the prisoner till he was at Hatton-garden, about half an hour afterwards; there was a ticket on it, of the price for sale; that had been taken off it.

FRANCIS BENNETT . I am a labourer. About a quarter or twenty minutes before one o’clock, I saw the prisoner put his hand into the shop - he took a handkerchief, and put it into the flap of his trousers; I gave information of it at the shop directly; I pursued, and never lost sight of him; I am quite sure I took the same man, and took him to Hatton-garden. When I collared him he threw the handkerchief down - the officer picked it up.

JOSEPH CADBY . I had just come out of the office in Hatton-garden; Bennett had hold of the prisoner, I saw him throw the handkerchief from him, and I picked it up.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I deny all knowledge of the robbery; I never saw the handkerchief before.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Indents: No.110, age 48, can read and write, Catholic, Single, Trade: Farm Labourer, Offence: Stealing in a House, Tried: 21 February 1827 (or 1828), Sentence: 7 years, How disposed: 3 years Eastern Creek

Penny-Lyn Beale on 10th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 110
Name; James McCarthy
Age; 48 [1780]
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Cork
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer
Trial where & Date; London - 21 Feb 1828
Offence; Stealing in a house
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/2 in
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Dk. Brown to grey
Completion; Sallow freckled
Assigned; J Tye, Eastern Creek.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 10th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
No; 135
Name; James McCarthy
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 23 May 1829
Age; 56
Ships Name; Marquis of Hastings
Quality or profession; Govt Employ 16 Road Party
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Robert Crawford

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 7th May, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 437 (220). State Archives NSW, Convict Indents, Bound Indentures (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4013]; Microfiche: 670). Old Bailey. (prev. Australian Jo

Penny-Lyn Beale on 10th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1829 (prev. 0000)

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