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Dennis Mccormack

Dennis McCormick, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dennis Mccormack
Aliases: Mccormick
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 386
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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D Wong on 2nd February, 2014 wrote:

Sandra on 1st February, 2014 wrote:

Ship: John Barry
Sentence 7 Years
Certificate of Freedom: 1847
Married Mary Fitzgerald c 1850

D Wong on 2nd February, 2014 wrote:

Denis was tried in Glasgow for assault- and sentenced to 7 years. The assault was on a woman, Mary Maclean, widow, Taylor’s Close, Greenock, who Dennis was lodging with at the time. In this attack Dennis threw a rock at her head, endangering her life and making her bleed. It seems this was not Dennis’ first conviction. His previous conviction was for theft.

Denis is listed as “McCormick” in the NSW Gov. Records.
April 1845: TOL Maitland
6/5/1845: TOL Passport, Maitland Bench.
1/5/1847: COF

Denis was 5’5 1/2” tall, black hair, brown eyes, ruddy freckled complexion, scars, tattoos.

24/5/1851: Married Mary Ann Fitzgerald at Wollombi.  They had 9 children.

Denis was a farmer and later a carpenter.

1890: Died at Greta NSW

Kerry Donaghy on 14th January, 2016 wrote:

Previous conviction (1834) was for assault, not theft

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd February, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Mccormack (prev. McCormick), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 2nd February, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Mccormick, date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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