John Cunningham (1767–1791)

JOHN CUNNINGHAM was an Irish convict who was tried and convicted in Dublin, Ireland in 1790 for stealing money and was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived per Queen (1791) on 26 September 1791 but did not live long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 9 December 1791.


  • Born: 1767, Dublin, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted for stealing money: 1790, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1790, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sailed per Queen to the Colony of New South Wales: 19 April 1791, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived per Queen: 26 September 1791, Port Jackson, Colony of New South Wales
  • Died: c. 9 December 1791, Parramatta, New South Wales
  • Buried: 9 December 1791, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


Primary Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Secondary Sources


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Irish

# Trial Place: Dublin

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Queen (1791)

# Burial year: 1791

# Grave: unmarked

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