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James Ballard

James Ballard, one of 204 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 28 March 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ballard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Basketmaker
Date of Death: 16th June, 1897
Age: 75 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 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 28th March, 1848
Arrival date: 14th July, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land from Bermuda
Passenger manifest Travelled with 204 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 285 (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

Lance Dwyer on 28th November, 2014 wrote:

Launceston Examiner 17 June 1897.
BALLARD.-On the 16th June, at his late residence, 134 George-street, James Ballard, aged 82 years and six months. A respected resident of Launceston for over 50 years. (Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney papers please copy.)

The funeral of the late Mr. James Ballard will leave his late residence, George street, on Friday, at 2 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend.-STORRER, Undertaker, St. John-street.

Launceston Examiner 17 June 1897.
MR. JAMES BALLARD. Yesterday morning Mr. James
Ballard, a resident of this city of over 50 years, expired at his residence, George Street, at the ripe old age of 82. Mr. Ballard when a young man served in her Majesty’s navy, and came to Hobart in a man-of-war vessel, which he left at that port, and immediately took up his abode. in Launceston. Deceased started business as a basket manufacturer in York Street, and a few years ago removed to George Street. He was one of the first members of St. John’s Friendly Society, and took an active interest in its work. Deceased married 47 years ago, and leaves a widow and family of eight. There are five daughters and three sons, all of whom are married; some residing in the other colonies. The funeral will leave his late residence at 3 p.m. to-morrow

Convict Changes History

Lance Dwyer on 28th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th June, 1897 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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