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James Berrow

James Berrow, one of 256 convicts transported on the Triton, 04 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Berrow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Triton
Departure date: 4th August, 1842
Arrival date: 19th December, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 256 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 157 (80)
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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Leonie Dolley on 4th May, 2013 wrote:

James was transported for stealing bacon and a piece of bread. He was sent to Maria Island where he received one month hard labourer in chains for not reporting someone absent from his mess as ordered to do. Two months hard labourer in chains for doing work he was not asked to do. He died at Maria Island 9\6\1846.

Dee Hancox Peters on 10th April, 2014 wrote:

I am a descendant of James Berrow

JayneD33 on 8th December, 2019 wrote:

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 Class: HO 27; Piece: 63; Page: 348 (held on Ancestry) record the “conviction for burglary simple” at the Hereford Assizes.
Full account of the trial and the nature of the crime is given in the Herefordshire Times 3 April 1841.

Maureen Withey on 9th December, 2019 wrote:

Robert Baker and James Berrow, charged with burglariously breaking and entering the dwellinghouse of Joseph Jones, at the parish of Much Marcle, and stealing a side of bacon and other articles.
Hereford Journal, 24 March 1841

Robert Baker and James Berrow were convicted of breaking into the house of Christopher Jones at Marcle, and were each sentenced to transportation for life.
Hereford Journal, 31 March 1841

Maureen Withey on 9th December, 2019 wrote:

James Berrow’s Tasmanian Conduct record:
States he was aged 23 on conviction, and was married. His trade - a stone mason, and also a bricklayer.

Maureen Withey on 9th December, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Indent

His convict number was 7941.
His native place was Much Marcle, Herefordshire. His wife was Lucy, his father James, and his mother Mary, all at his native place.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 4th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1819, date of death 1846, gender, occupation, crime

JayneD33 on 8th December, 2019 made the following changes:


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