James Annesley 1800


Dear Ireland Reaching Out,

My 4th Great Grandfather was James Annesley, parents unknown, who I believe was born abt 1800-1801 in Meath Ireland. He was convicted in July 1819  in Dublin City and given 7 years transportation to Australia on the ship "Dorothy" departing 5 May 1820 and arriving in New South Wales19 Sep 1820.  He married Elizabeth (Eliza) Quinn in Australia on 10 Nov 1833 and had about 9-11 children.  I am descended from his daughter Isabella Annesley. James Annesley died 13 June 1883 in Lithgow, Australia.

I do not know anything of his life prior to his arrival in Australia and would be grateful for any information regarding his Irish ancestry.


Dianne Read


1. Australian Convict Musters 1806-1849 

Name: James Ansley
Vessel: Dorothy
Arrival Year: 1820
Age: 18
Date of Conviction: Jul 1819

4. NSW Convict Indents

Name: James Annesley
Arrival Date: Sep 1820
Vessel: Dorothy
Province: New South Wales
Title: Male A - K
Year(s): 1820
Place of Conviction: Dublin

5. Australian Convict Transportation Registers

Annesley, James Sep 1820 Dorothy Hayraves Dublin July 1819

6. Convict Records


Name:    James Annesley
Aliases:    James Ansley
Gender:    m
Date of Birth:    1801
Occupation:    Servant
Date of Death:    13th June, 1883
Age:    82 years
Crime:    -
Convicted at:    Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term:    7 years
Ship:    Dorothy
Departure date:    5th May, 1820
Arrival date:    29th September, 1820
Place of arrival    New South Wales
Passenger manifest    Travelled with 8 other convicts

2. Marriage Certificate

Groom James Annesly
Ship Dorothy
Bride Eliza Quinn
Abode A Native of Cornwallis near Windsor

Index can be found  https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search/resul...

3. Newspaper Article

1883-08-18 The QLD Figaro http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/83677833?searchTerm=Annesley%2...|||l-state=Queensland|||l-category=Article

How's, this for high. Last June, James Annesley, of Orange, (N.S.W.), was cut off in the prime of his youth, aged 82 years and 10 months ; and, in the following July, his wife, Elizabeth, left to rejoin the old man, aged 72 years, 6 months. James was a Dubliner ; Elizabeth one of the good old style of "straight half-mile " Windsor natives. Before they
started on their "grand tour" they donated to the colony 11 children, 69 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. Talk about assisted immigration!


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1800 (circa)  
Date of Death 13th Jun 1883 (circa) VIEW SOURCE