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James O'Neill (1796–?)

James O'Neill, a hackler, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Canada. His occupation was given as hackler and his height as 5 feet 3 inches (160 cms). He was described as having a ruddy dark complexion with black hair and hazel eyes. He was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution' and in 1822 was working as a government servant for E. Flamstead. He gained a ticket of leave in 1825 and remained in the Hawkesbury area where he worked as a labourer. He married Elizabeth McDade (McDoite in BDM registry) in 1861.

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Alternative Names
  • O'Neil, James
  • Oneal, James
  • O'Neal, James

Monaghan, Ireland

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life