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McCooey / McCovey

Journal by weirdgran

An important part of our family tree is the MCCOOEY line. Stretching back to the 1770's in Armagh Ireland,onto convict days, then freedom JAMES MCCOOEY conditional pardon 1832.

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on 2021-06-12 10:14:40

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by janilye on 2021-06-21 00:08:47

A ploughman James McCooey was born in Ireland in 1790.
He was sentenced to be hanged at County Armagh 1821 for cutting Robert Douglas with a scythe with intent to do grievious harm. Sentence was commuted to Life then transportation to New South Wales.
He was taken onboard the 'Isabella' with 67 other convicts leaving on 4 November 1821 and arrived in Sydney on 9 March 1822.

by janilye on 2021-06-22 00:43:03

I have to say that for The Isabella's captain, John Wallis, it was his third voyage to this colony. His first voyage, he captained the problem ship, Three Bees arriving 6 May 1814. Three Bees after arriving caught fire in Sydney harbour, it's guns blew up and it sank over near a spot just south of where the Opera House is now. Captain John Wallis next brought out the Isabella in 1818 and and again this time.

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