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James Sheedy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sheedy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Tellicherry
Departure date: 31st August, 1805
Arrival date: 15th February, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 140 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

SHEEDY, James. Per “Tellicherry”, 1806

1805 Aug 17 - On list of convicts embarked on board the “Tellicherry” (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.35)
1817 - Servant of Colonel George Johnston. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3180; 4/1852 pp.294-5)
1818 Jan 5 - Petition by Mr Johnston of Annandale for mitigation of Sheady’s sentence (Fiche 3183; 4/1854 p.4)
1824 Aug 16 - Formerly a servant to the late George Johnston; of South Creek. Memorial (Fiche 3110; 4/1839B No.881 pp.661-4)


Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
James Sheedy, alias McNamara, age 33, Tellicherry (1806), tried 1804 at Ennis Clare Co., Life. Crime- Murder. Irish Rebel.  DOB - 1773. Died 1841, Sydney. Remarks: Lived with Jane Black. Member, Kilnoe Yeomen Cavalry Secretary United Irishmen in NSW.

1828 Census. Cabramatta District.
Household of James Sheedy, James signed his name. James Sheedy was tenant of Kemp Farm, and rented 14 cleared acres of which 10 were cultivated. M. Mariner had 4 cleared acres, 2 cultivated acres, and had 7 horned cattle.
James Sheedy, age 47, C.P., per Tilychery, 1806, Life, Farmer, resident at Kemps Farm, catholic.
Jane Black, age 40, F.S., per Wm Pitt, 1806, 7 years, wife, protestant.
John Marriner, age 60, C.P. per Tilychery, 1806, life, shoemaker, catholic.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Sheedy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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