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James Arthur

James Arthur, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Arthur
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Carrier
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 144
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

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

James Arthur was 19 years old when in the company of William McDonald, aged 30 and Thomas Everitt aged 21, stole 1 purse, value 6d., 1 sovereign, 6shillings and 1 groat the property of Elizabeth Watkins.

Convict exiles - 30/4/1850 sailed from Spithead to Moreton Bay.

1850 TOL Moreton Bay

9/8/1851: TOL cancelled for being absent from the district.

21/4/1859: COF

A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

9-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from the district., 9 August 1851 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

James Arthur, Bangalore, 22, London, laborer, 5 feet 10 1/4 inches, fair ruddy comp., light brown hair, hazel grey eyes, scar on each eyebrow, scar right side of forehead, nose long and inclining to the right side, anchor, cross, AC, and burnt mark inside lower left arm, two scars back of left thumb; from Ticket of Leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1828-00-00 (prev. 1831-00-00)

Barry Gange on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1831-00-00, date of death 1868-00-00, gender m

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