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James Argent

James Argent, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Argent
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hibernia
Departure date: 20th November, 1818
Arrival date: 11th May, 1819
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 112
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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Anonymous on 12th June, 2011 wrote:

James Argent arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) aboard Hibernia on 11 May 1819. He received a conditional pardon on 17 April 1833.
He married Hannah Kearley at St Matthews church New Norfolk Tasmania in 1831. Hannah was the daughter of George Kearley (RM private) and Mary Cook who arrived in VDL aboard the supply vessel Ocean with Lt. Governor David Collins in HMS Calcutta on 11 February 1804. Mary gave birth to the first while male child (George) in Tasmania in 1804. James and Hannah had 11 children. James became a well repected freehold farmer with substantial holdings. He died at Brighton in 1891 and is buried in the grounds of St. Mark’s church at Pontville just north of Hobart. I am James Argent’s great great grandson and the decendant of five Irish convicts.

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