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James Barber

James Barber, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Barber
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Burglary
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 167 (85)
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 2nd October, 2018 wrote:

James Barber was 25 years old on arrival ; Native Place: Staffordshire.

James was literate, Protestant, single, 5’4¾” tall, dark ruddy complexion brown hair, dark hazel eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, slight scar on bridge of nose, scar back of forefinger of left hand.

Occupation: Chainmaker.

Report of the Police Histories of Twenty Two Convicts at the Stock
Station (Moreton Bay) Recommended for Indulgence.
James Barber/ “Maitland” – arrived 14 July 1840 - history ; Sent to Moreton Bay 26 September 1844
Note in margin: Bad – weak intellect – no indulgence.

Return of Convicts in the Service of the Stock Establishment Moreton
Bay whose services are no longer required
James Barber/ “Maitland”/ churnmaker

1847: TOL Moreton Bay
31/12/1847: TOL Passport
1849: TOL Moreton Bay
22/9/1854: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 31st October, 2018 made the following changes:


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