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James Barrie

James Barrie, one of 300 convicts transported on the Cornwall, 28 February 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Barrie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1873
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Theft of hankerchief
Convicted at: Scotland. Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Cornwall
Departure date: 28th February, 1851
Arrival date: 11th June, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 65 (35)
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 26th May, 2012 wrote:

James Barrie was 40 years old when he arrived in VDL.  He was transported for receiving handkerchiefs and shawls, had prior convictions for housebreaking, 5’3 3/4" tall, single, reads and writes, presbyterian and a shoemaker by trade.

26/8/1853 Married Elizabeth Duncan (free) and they had at least 2 male children.

12/2/1853: TOL

16/6/1860: On the electoral roll District of Launceston.
Nov. 1860: Living in Patterson Street, adjoining St. Andrew’s church.
16/2/1865: Issued with a Hawker’s Licence Launceston.

12/5/1870: Fined 5s., and 7s6d. for allowing his chimney to catch fire (Launceston)

Died Launceston in 1873.  Elizabeth then married John Collins also in 1873.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 26th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1873-00-00

Anonymous on 14th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810-00-00, gender m

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