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James Aldis

James Aldis, one of 300 convicts transported on the Randolph, 24 April 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Aldis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1918
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Norfolk. Norwich Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Randolph
Departure date: 24th April, 1849
Arrival date: 20th August, 1849
Place of arrival Port Phillip [convicts did not disembark at Port Phillip, but were sent on to Sydney]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 31 (17)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Richard Aldis on 25th August, 2012 wrote:

James was convicted of stealing from shop drawer and sentenced to 7 years at Norwich quarter sessions on 17 March 1847. He was transported on the ship Randolph which departed on 24 April 1849.
He married Jane Willett in 1855 in Queensland
and became a farmer. James and Jane had ten children.

Convict Changes History

Richard Aldis on 25th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1918-00-00, gender m

Angie Castner on 20th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd June, 1918 (prev. 1918), occupation

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