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James Bailey

James Bailey, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bailey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 7th June, 1866
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 315 (159)
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

Trevor Bailey on 8th February, 2013 wrote:

He married Ann Knight 07/07/1831 Great Casterton UK Ticket of Leave N0 44/2098 Cond Pardon granted 24/03/1848. He built the first house on Freehold land in Tamworth NSW in 1851

Convict Changes History

Trevor Bailey on 8th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808, date of death 7th June, 1866, gender, occupation, crime

Laurel Fisher on 2nd November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1808)

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