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John Mccarthy

John McCarthy, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mccarthy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Barbados Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 283 (143)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th August, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

MCCARTHY, John. Per “Mangles”, 1820.

1821 Jul 26
On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Mermaid” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.171)
1822 Feb 6,27
To be removed to Port Macquarie having given himself up under the proclamation of Sir Thomas Brisbane (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.405, 498)
1822 Feb 6
On lists of convict runaways from Newcastle removed to Port Macquarie per “Newcastle” (Reel 6008, 4/3504A p.494; Reel 6019, 4/3864 pp.350-1)
1822 Jun 6
Appointed constable at Parramatta (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.63)
1822 Oct 22, Dec 20
Confusion of identity with John McCartney, per “Tottenham” (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.123, 129)
1822 Dec 10
Re enquiry regarding him; description provided (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.25)
1823 Jan 27
Constable, Parramatta. Former convict at Port Macquarie (Reel 6057; 4/1767 p.2)
1823 Jan 30
Re request for description of (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.272)
1823 Apr 12
Re dismissal of from the Parramatta Police and sending of to Van Diemen’s Land (Reel 6057; 4/1768 p.156)
1823 Apr 14
Prisoner to be provided passage to Hobart (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.129)
1823 Apr 15
Re transfer to Van Diemen’s Land (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.130)
1823 May
Application for a suit of slop clothing (Reel 6058; 4/1771 p.304)
1823 May 14
Dismissed as constable at Parramatta (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.166)
1823 Jun 16
Re supply of slop clothing (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.522). Reply, 17 Jun (Reel 6057; 4/1767 p.74)
1823 Jun 30
Re passage to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.599)
1823 Jul 1
Prisoner embarked on the “Nereus” to serve the remainder of his sentence at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.618)

Tasmanian Records

Tasmanian Convict Conduct Record.
No 779. Carthy Mc, John. Mangels & Nerius. Tried 1819, Life.
Long record, many punishments of floggings.
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24/5/44.

Maureen Withey on 7th November, 2021 wrote:

Continuation of Conduct Record.


No 779 John McCarthy. Per Mangles & Nereus.

Oct 30 1837. Under the influence of liquor. Fined 5/-.
Mach 5 1838. Being in a public house yesterday. Repd.
Oct 18 1839, T.L. Misconduct- discharged.
April 22 1840 T.L. Misconduct in being absent from his authorized place of residence and strongly suspected of Felony- Hard labor out of chains 12 months. Ticket suspended Cleveland. Then conduct to be reported. T.L. suspended. Vided Lt Govn’s decision, 24 April 1840.
January 12 1840. Perth Bridgetty. Absent without leave all night. Existiong sentence of hard labor extended 1 month.  Vide Lieut. Govn’s Decision, 5/1/41.
May 28 1841. T.L. Drunk, fined 5/-.
15 July 1841. T.L. Misconduct in being in To(wn) contrary to orders. 5 mos. Hard labor. T.L. suspended then to leave Hobart.


Alphabetical Register of Male prisoners.
CON23-1-1 C 772 to 802.
No 779. John McCarthy, 5ft 7 ¾. Florid comp, red hair, grey eyes. Age 39 (1827) trade- Tanner & currier. Tried Barbadoes, 1819, Life. To NSW per Mangles, to VDL per Nereus. Native place, Limerick. Remarks: Crucifix, our Saviour bleeding on it, an angel with a cup catching the blood. An angel blowing a trumpet. Moon and stars on breast. Little finger left hand, bent & crippled.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th August, 2021 made the following changes:

surname: Mccarthy (prev. McCarthy), gender: m

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