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Daniel Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Murphy
Aliases: James
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 41 years

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: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 14th November, 1817
Arrival date: 1st April, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Secretary Index.
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Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Daniel Murphy, alias James, age on arrival, 29, Guildford (3) 1818.  Tried Wicklow Co., 1817, 7 years,  DOB 1789.  Native place, Wicklow Co. Labourer.


Colonial Secretary Index.

MURPHY, Daniel. Per “Guildford”, 1818.

1822 Aug
Servant of William Johnston of Liverpool; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 p.478)

1824 Jun 28
Sentenced to death. On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Fiche 3298; X727 p.1)

1824 Aug 19
Re commutation of his death sentence to transportation to a penal settlement (Reel 6017, 4/5782 p.97; Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.226)

1824 Oct 16
On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Amity”; listed as Murphy alias James (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.490-1)


THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates, of Tickets of Leave, during the last Week :- CERTIFICATES.
Guildford (3) .  Daniel Murphy alias James;
Sydney Gazette, 13 May 1824.


MONDAY—Thomas Madden, Thomas Cavenagh, John Hilton, and Daniel Murphy were indicted for a robbery in the dwelling-house of Christopher Down, at Macquarie-field, on the 9th of June last, and putting in bodily fear.  Madden was Acquitted, but the other prisoners, Cavenagh, Hilton, and Murphy, were adjudged Guilty. Remanded.
Sydney Gazette, 1 July 1824.

SATURDAY.—The following prisoners, that had been convicted during the sessions, were again placed at the bar for sentence:—Thomas Cavenagh, John Hilton, Daniel Murphy, Timothy Connor, David Fitzgerald, Edward Powers, Abel Simpson, and Martha Dunn—DEATH!
Sydney Gazette, 8 July 1824.


Burials, Port Macquarie,
Daniel Murphy, Abode, Ballangarra, buried 24 Jan 1830, age 35, Ship, Guildford; Prisoner, Ceremony performed by John Cross.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Secretary Index. (prev. ), firstname: Daniel, surname: Murphy, alias1: James, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 1830, gender:

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