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James Barber

James Barber, one of 224 convicts transported on the Agincourt, 06 July 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Barber
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 24th February, 1845
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agincourt
Departure date: 6th July, 1844
Arrival date: 9th November, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 114
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

D Wong on 24th January, 2017 wrote:

6/4/1844 The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express Suffolk, England:

HIGHWAY ROBBERY Robert Barber (23), George (21), James Barber (27), stood charged with having, on the night of the of November last, feloniously assaulted and robbed Robert and Charles Bonnett on the Queen’s highway.

James died at Norfolk Island on 24/2/1845.

Brothers who were also on board: George Nunn (step-brother?? was referred to as George Barber and who was convicted along with Robert and James - died on Norfolk Island 25/11/1845
and Robert was in Tasmaial

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th February, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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