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James Orr

James Orr, one of 125 convicts transported on the Shipley, 20 December 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Orr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Gibraltar Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 20th December, 1816
Arrival date: 24th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 322
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, March 5th, 1827.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony :
Sydney - To be Constables:... James Orr, Shipley (I), from 24th January, 1827; ...
Sydney Gazette, 8 Mar 1827

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 wrote:

ORR, James. Per “Shipley”, 1817

1821 Jan 27 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.72)

1823 Jan 15 - On list of persons who obtained certificates of freedom in the last fortnight; duplicate (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.122)

Maureen Withey on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

Ann Byrne to James Orr, 3 Sept 1827 NSW.
Source: Familysearch

NSW 1828 Census Index.
James Orr, age 35, F.S. Shipley 1, 1817, 7 years, protestant, Constable, Kent Street, Sydney.
Ann Orr, age 21, G.S. Brothers 2, 1827, catholic.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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