My James McAllister was born in Antrim 1806. Father was John and mother was Catherine Maylen. James was a widower with one child when he was convicted in Antrim and transported to Australia for 7 years in 1833. Both he and his father were blacksmiths. He was nephew to Sam McAllister who was killed at the battle of Derrynamuck in 1799 while assisting Michael Dwyer to escape.
If anyone has knowledge of this family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.