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James O'donnell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James O'donnell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1757
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 4th September, 1823
Age: 66 years

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 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Kerry
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
James O’Donnell, per Isabella I (1823), Tried at Kerry Co., 1823, 7 years,  Died at sea, of old age and debility, 1823.


ADM 101/36/3 .    Medical and surgical journal of the Isabella Convict Ship, for the 4 July to 24 December 1823 by Mr William Rae, Surgeon and Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to Port Jackson, New South Wales.

Folios 6-7: James O’Donnel, aged 66, Convict; disease or hurt, exhaustion almost solely from the causes of nature [old age]. Put on sick list, 1 September 1823, at sea. Died 4 September 1823. The Surgeon complains of the Superintendent of the Hulk at Cove offering this man for a voyage he was very unlikely to survive and on which he will use up valuable supplies for the sick. He objected to two other old men offered for the voyage, one who did not have a single tooth left.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2021 wrote:

Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Indent No; 111
Offence; Cow stealing
Date of Trial - Kerry Co.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: O'donnell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1757, date of death: 4th September, 1823, gender: m, occupation,

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2021 made the following changes:


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