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Private James O'Hara-Judge (1808.......1865.)

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  • Born :17 July, 1808 or earlier
  • Where Born : Co. Leitrim/Co. Cavan, Ireland  
  • Occupation :Weaver, Shoemaker / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : Made 2 trips, one was 27 February, 1836 Henry Porcher.
  • Ship Arrived on : " Recovery "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :James Judge 1831 & 17 December, 1835
  • Enlistment Name : James Judge
  • Regimental # : 478
  • Where Enlisted : Attestation Place, Boyle, Once at Boyle, Co Rosscommon
  • Date of Discharge : 31 August 1841. 
  • Where Discharged : Sydney New South Wales
  • Died : Name James O'Hara 24 June 1865
  • Where Died / Buried :Tarban Ck Asylum, Tarban Ck/Gladesville, NSW, Australia
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  • 1st Spouse's Name : : Mary Ann Boyle
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  • Date Married : 1830;
  • Where Married : 1830, Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim,
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  • 2nd Spouse's Name : : Elizabeth Anderson
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  • Where Born : Kildallen, Co. Cavan
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  • Date Arrived in 1841. with her 1st husband
  • Ship Arrived on :"United Kingdom"
  • Died : 13 November, 1896
  • Where Died / Buried : John St, Charing Cross/Waverley, Waverley Cemetery, New South Wales,
  • Date Married : 16 or 24 June 1845
  • Where Married : St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sydney
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  • Descendants
    Information Kindly supplied by Cheryle Judge E-Mail address


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    Area Settled :

    Morpeth, Maitland, Bondi Junction and Charing Cross/Waverley,

    Children :
    1 . Thomas Judge b.1846, Morpeth, West Maitland,.....d.1922, Maitland
    2. James Judge (b.1848, Luskintyre, West Maitland,.....d.1849 Oakhampton, West Maitland,  
    3 . Mary Ann Judge Judge (b.1849, Morpeth, West Maitland,.....d, 1882, West Maitland
    4 . Sophia Judge (b.1851, Black Creek, West Maitland,.....d 1851, West Maitland
    5 . John Judge Judge (b.1855, Oakhampton, West Maitland,.....d 1919, Bondi Junction
    6 . James Judge (b.1857, Oakhampton, West Maitland,.....d.1926, Charing Cross/Waverley, James being my G Grandfather
    7 . Robert JudgeJudge (b.1859, West Maitland, West Maitland,......d.1880, drown Brisbane Waters

    History & Achievements :


    It is said his father was either a Judge of the Court or Gentry. He was accused by his father of setting fire to a barn, which resulted in the death of his sister. It is believed he had at least another brother and sister/s.

    His army records include the following, from the Public Record Office, London, ref. W025/362 P 47 405 - James Judge, 5'6", 21 years, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair. I'm not sure if the following is army related or not - Co. Leitrim, Parish Innismagrath, Trade - Weaver, Attestation Place, Boyle, 17 December, 1825 for life service, enlisted by C. McGrath.

    He seems to have been in the Army twice, where he changed his name to Judge in an attempt to conceal himself from his father who was searching for him in England. His unit was stationed at Rochester, England and he embarked for New South Wales, Australia on 5th October 1835 and disembarked from the Recovery 27 February 1836 as a guard for the convicts.

    Stationed at Parramatta, moving up and down the East Coast of Australia between Sydney, New South Wales and Morton Bay, Queensland, often in goal himself for Drunk under the Influence. He played the fiddle. He was discharged from the army 31 August 1841.

    In 1861 he was in Sydney's Rocks area where he had been playing at a function and drinking. He fell down the Argyle Stairs at The Rocks. After being processed at Darlinghurst Police Station, was taken by boat to Tarben Creek Asylum on 29 July 1861, where he died 24 June 1865 and was buried two days later. The Asylum later became Gladesville Hospital and now belongs to the University of Sydney or Macquarie. He was born as O'Hara, was recruited into the army as Judge, and died as O'Hara.

    On my great grandfather’s christening information, he was born as James O'Hara and his father was James Judge O'Hara (Judge appearing in as christen name). He had the first Hansom Cab in Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia.
    478 P/matta - Maitland - Hassans Walls - 20 Mile Hollow - Sydney. Disch. Sydney 31 Aug 1841

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