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James Sullivan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sullivan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 9th May, 1848
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stricking a superior officer in the army.
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Death under sentence record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON63-1-2$init=1355357
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Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

James Sullivan was tried at Poona, 31 March 1845, and sentenced to transportation for life. He travelled to NSW on Elphinstone and Timba. He was executed at Oatlands, 9 May 1848, aged 23.

Oatlands Criminal Sessions.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13.
Patrick Shea, James Sullivan, and James McGouger, Guilty of shooting at constable Kelly, with intent, &c. [These are the bush-rangers who were taken at Swanston in March last.]
Colonial Times, Hobart, 14 Apr 1848.

John Shale, Patrick Shea, James Sullivan, and James McGough - Death.
The learned Judge, who was much affected in passing the sentence upon the four last named men, had scarcely given utterance to the last words, before McGough turned round laughing, put on his hat, and with two of the others made a desperate rush on the constable, with a view to escape, but after a short scuffle they were secured, handcuffed, and safely lodged in gaol.  Constable Long got a severe blow on the mouth from one of the desperadoes, and the javelin man was preserved from a similar one, by one of the prisoners who had been previously sentenced warding off the blow.
[We hope the praiseworthy conduct of this prisoner, convicted though he was, will not be overlooked. Had this poor fellow not interfered, considerable mischief might have been done -Ed. C. T. ]
Colonial Times (Hobart) 18 Apr 1848.

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

Conduct Record : https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON37-1-2$init=CON37-1-2p244
Court Martial at Poona, for striking his superior officer, Sergeant Faulkner, of the 28th Regiment. James Sullivan was aged 20 at this time, and had served 3 years and 9 months with the regiment. His religion was roman catholic, and he could neither read nor write. He was single.

Details of his court martial:
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-10$init=CON13-1-10p6

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Death under sentence record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON63-1-2$init=1355357 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Sullivan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death:

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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