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James Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 wrote:

James MURPHY was convicted in Dublin in Oct 1818. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Bencoolen’ 1819 then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Admiral Cockburn’ arriving Sept. 1819.
His brother Thomas MURPHY was also convicted and transported on same ships.

Aged 19yrs; single; labourer; 5’3”; Hazel eyes; light brown hair; fair complexion.
Native place - Dublin, Ireland.
Brother - Thomas.

D Wong on 1st October, 2016 wrote:

James was transported for ‘Burglary/stealing lead’.

Nell Murphy on 15th September, 2019 wrote:

Link to the record for his brother Thomas, also transported. https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/murphy/thomas/133884  (noted on record that this person is the brother)

Van Diemen’s Land:
6 June 1821: Abscond from Public Labor. Acquitted
9 July 1821: Absent from Church. To labor in the Chain Gang 14 days.
17 Sept 1821: Drunk & disorderly. To work in the Chain Gang 14 days.
7 July 1823: Abscond from the Chain Gang for 6 weeks. Discharged.
Ticket of Leave granted
25 March 1829: Aid and abett in assault. To keep the Peace for 6 mths.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1800, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 1st October, 2016 made the following changes:


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