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James Belcher

James Belcher, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Belcher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Store keeper
Date of Death: 1887
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 23 (13)
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

Lyn Belcher on 28th August, 2014 wrote:

James Belcher was born in 1813 in Whitney On Stow, Oxford, England. He married Margaret Doolan in 1848. They had one son, William (B:1854). After Margaret’s death in 1885, he married Mary Jane Poulter. He was a Storekeeper and Baker.

Convict Changes History

Lyn Belcher on 28th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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