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Sentenced to 7 years
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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: