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James Andrews, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 wrote:
James Andrews was convicted at Dorset on 9 Jan 1827 for stealing a hive of bees. 3 previous convictions. 7yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Bengal Merchant’ 1828.
His brother John Andrews was also transported on this ship for a similar offence.
Single man. I was last living with Lord Rivers’ Gamekeeper.
Father, Thomas Andrews at native place nr Cranbourne, Dorset. Works on farm for Mr. Davis.
Assignment of work service in Colony.
1829: Cawthorne - suspected of intention to rob his Mistress. Returned to Public Works, New Norfolk.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332), gender