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James Bloodworth

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bloodworth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th March, 1759
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 21st March, 1804
Age: 45 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: kingston
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Charlotte
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 26 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/
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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 6th September, 2012 wrote:

James "BLOODSWORTH" was transported for stealing 1 gamecock and 2 hens at Esher in Surrey.  He was a Master Bricklayer and builder and was responsible for most of the Colony’s buildings between 1788 and 1800.

He arrived on the Charlotte in the 1st Fleet and was tried at Kingston upon Thames Quarter Sessions on 3/10/1785.

9/12/1782: He married Jane Marks (age 23) in Middlesex, England.  Jane and 4 children were left behind in England, the last child, a boy, was born after James had been imprisoned.

In about 1790 James began living with Sarah Bellamy, in South Street, now 19 O’Connell street.  Sarah had 8 children by James, 4 of them not surviving infancy.

Sarah was born in 1770 at Worcestershire.  She arrived as a convict on the Lady Penrhyn.  Sarah was convicted at Worcester, in 1785, of stealing a purse containing money.  She married Joseph Downey C1790.  Their son Joseph was born on the voyage and died aged 34 weeks.

The children with James : James B B Bellamy 1790-1857, John B Bellamy 1793-1793, Robert B Bellamy 1795-1795, George Bellamy 1796, Ann Bellamy 1798, Elizabeth Bellamy 1802, and Charlotte 1804-1804.

The children’s births were registered as Bellamy but they were married as Bloodsworth’s.

James was pardoned in 1790 and on 1/9/1791 was appointed, Superintendent over all the brickmakers and bricklayers.  In 1802 he was farming his grant of 50 acres at Petersham and then increased his holdings to 245 acres.

When James died in 1804 he was given what was equivalent to a State Funeral, he left a widow and 5 children the youngest only 1 week old.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th September, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 2641, occupation 77, crime 96, firstname James, surname Bloodworth, date of birth 1759-03-07, date of death 1804-03-21

Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 2641, occupation 77, crime 96, firstname James, surname Bloodworth, gender m

D Wong on 15th September, 2016 made the following changes:

voyage, source: http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/ (prev. ), crime

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