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James Monks

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Monks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sophia
Departure date: 15th September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 186 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Keith South on 17th April, 2015 wrote:

Native of Kildare, 21, married with one child.

Keith South on 17th April, 2015 wrote:

Wife Mary Monks arrived on ForthII (1830).

Maureen Withey on 16th January, 2021 wrote:

To Constables & Others.
THE undersigned having LOST his CERTIFICATE of FREEDOM, cautions all Constables and others against molesting him in any way whatever, as he will prosecute such as do so with the utmost rigour of the Law.
Name, James Monks; ship, Sophia; sentence, seven years; age, 35 years; trade or calling, labourer; height, 5 feet 6½ inches ; complexion, ruddy; eyes grey; hair, dark, general remarks, crucifix on the right arm, St. Patrick on the left, scar on the left cheek.
Sydney Gazette, 21 Nov 1835.


Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Monks, age on arrival, 22, per Forth II (1830), Tried at Dublin, 1830, 7 years, Stealing shoes lace.  1 former conviction.  DOB 1808. Native of Dublin.  Married husband James Monks here about 2 years per Sophia (1829).  Catholic. Needlewoman all work.  Spouse, m. James Monks per Sophia 1829.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 17th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search&ship=Sophia+(1829 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Monks, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of de

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