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James Murphy

James Murphy, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Murphy
Aliases: Daley (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/so...
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Glamorgan Great Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 11th August, 1830
Arrival date: 12th December, 1830
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 HO11/7, Page Number 455 (230)
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

m.nugent on 17th March, 2014 wrote:

Could James Daley death registration 1852 nsw be the one James Murphy who arrived on the ‘Florentia’ in August 1830?

D Wong on 17th March, 2014 wrote:

Although tried at Glamorgan, James’s native place was Cork, Ireland.

Trial record from the Glamorgan Assizes:
Accused: James Murphy (Alias: James Daley); Parish: Llangyfelach; County: Glamorgan; Status: Labourer
Burglary of prosecutor’s house with intent. Prisoner aged 22. Caught red-handed by the watchman of Swansea.
Location and date
Parish: Llangyfelach; County: Glamorgan; Date: 9 January 1830
Thomas Cooper, Swansea, yeoman
Not guilty.
Death recorded, transported for life
File number 4/640/3
Document number 42
Other documents Ca, R, E (Key)

1840: TOL Maitland
2/3/1848: TOL Passport Maitland
13/11/1848: TOL Passport Maitland

10/6/1850: CP

Nothing further on his date of death.

Convict Changes History

m.nugent on 17th March, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Daley (alias) (prev. Daley (Alias))

D Wong on 17th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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