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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: -
Occupation: Soldier
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: -
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 17th March, 1836
Arrival date: 4th June, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/india-mary.html Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 9th January, 2020 wrote:

The Mary departed Calcutta 17th March and arrived Port Jackson on 4th June 1836, bringing 14,000 bushels of wheat and fifteen prisoners of the Crown.
Passengers included Lieut. Vickery of the Bengal Infantry, John Northwood, one woman and two children.
The convicts had all formerly been soldiers and most were originally from Ireland although Walter Boyce and John Elliott were from England.

Corporal James Murphy, no. (?) of regiment no. unclear
Mou…...., disgraceful conduct, 7 years, never before convicted, can both read and write, married, (illegible), 41 yrs, (illegible), good.

Report of the Gaoler of Calcutta Gaol, March 1836.
“This is one of the most respectable men I ever met under such unfortunate circumstances, I have reason to know that he is innocent of the crime laid to his charge and during a period of nine months I never heard a report against him”.

Irish Convict Database
James Murphy, age 42, Mary 1836, Tried 1835 at Moulmein, India, sentence 7 years for Assault disgraceful conduct, native of Cork Co, a soldier clerk, married, 1 male and 1 female children, wife Catherine Murphy arrived per same ship.

National Archives of India hold the record of a General Court Martial re-assembled at Moulmein on Monday the 26th day of January 1835 relating to Corporal James Murphy, 62nd regiment on various charges.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th January, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/india-mary.html Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date o

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