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John Murthagh

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Murthagh
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Meath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 82 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database. 1828 NSW census.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 28th February, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database.
John Murtagh, age 26, Isabella I (3) 1823, tried at Trim Meath Co, 1823,  Life, D.O.B. 1797, Meath Co, trade - ploughman.

1828 census at Evan show John Murtha, an assigned government servant, catholic, in household of Robert Ritchie and his wife Ann, working as a labourer:

Robert Ritchie, age 58, C.P. per Hercules, 1802, Farmer, Presbyterian, his wife Ann Ritchie, age 30 B.C., roman catholic, and 4 others, Thomas Eaton, age 35, F.S., Lord Sydmouth, 1819, protestant, William Beasley, age 32, F.S., per Marquis Wellington, 1815, John Fraser, age 7, B.C. and John Mertha, age 30, G.S. per Isabella, 1823, sentence 7 years, labourer, roman catholic.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th January, 2021 wrote:

Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Indent No; 180
Offence; Burgulary & Robbery
Age; 20 ?
Height; 5 ft. 4 in

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database. 1828 NSW census. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Murthagh, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th January, 2021 made the following changes:


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