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John Mccarthy

John McCarthy, one of 200 convicts transported on the Clyde, 27 April 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mccarthy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 27th April, 1832
Arrival date: 27th August, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 319 (160)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 26th September, 2013 wrote:

John McCarthy was 13 years old when convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing 1 handkerchief, value 1s 6d., the goods of Walter Carter, from his person.  Although convicted in London, his native place was Cork County.

12/12/1832: Assigned to James Phillips, Paterson River.

27/12/1832: Assigned to T Saunders, Prospect

September 1833: Sentenced to 50 lashes for selling his bedding and insolence.  Skin slightly lacerated.  Magistrate, S Wright.

29/5/1839: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th September, 2013 made the following changes:

surname Mccarthy (prev. McCarthy), date of birth 1817, gender, occupation, crime

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