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James Allen

James Allen, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Allen
Aliases: John
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 23rd May, 1835
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Bedford Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 19th November, 1832
Arrival date: 9th March, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 463 (232)
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

D Wong on 7th November, 2017 wrote:

Transported before for Sheep Stealing, 1806, Life, to NSW -  served 12 years pardoned 1819. (Arrived on the Admiral Gambier & Aeolus 1808 to NSW).
31/1/1818: CP
5/7/1819: Absolute Pardon

James Allen was listed as 34 years old on arrival (born 1798) - he was born at York.

James was (listed as John with James crossed out) 5’6ΒΌ” tall, fresh complexion, reddish brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, stout made.

Married: Wife Hannah at native place of Bramham, 1 child.

23/5/1835: James/or John died at HM Colonial Hospital, Hobart and was buried on the 29/5/1835 - Listed as James in the death records book, also listed as being 55 years old.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th November, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: John, date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd May, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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