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James Blowfield, one of 294 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 09 March 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th July, 1880
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 360
||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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Sha on 19th May, 2018 wrote:
D Wong on 20th May, 2018 wrote:
James Blowfield was listed as 37 years old on arrival in VDL - his native place was Saxmendham. James was transported for “Desertion from the coldstream guards absent 16 mths”.
Desertion 3 times 30 days, 3 mths and 6 mths.
James was 5’9¼” tall, fresh complexion, black hair and whiskers, blue eyes, literate.
Married: Wife: Frances - no children listed.
Brothers: George, Amos, John.
Sisters: Matilda, Eliza - at native place.
1/10/1853: Permission to marry Sarah Ann Hill (Sir Robert Seppings).
21/11/1853: Married Sarah Ann Hill, aged 27, he was 38, and a shoemaker. Married at St George’s church, Hobart.
BLOWFIELD SARAH 1853
BLOWFIELD M 1855
BLOWFIELD JOHN WILLIAM JAMES 1856
BLOWFIELD F 1858
BLOWFIELD GEORGE ROWLAND HILL 1860
11/12/1856: Free Certificate, Hobart.
23/11/1867: Sarah Ann Blowfield died of Chronic Bronchitis at Macquarie Street, Hobart - Shoemakers wife.
9/1/1868: Married Sarah Annie Mason, aged 22 - James was 52, a Boot maker.
BLOWFIELD AMANDA MATILDA ALICE 1869
BLOWFIELD GRACE LUCY MAY 1871
BLOWFIELD MARY 1872
BLOWFIELD EDWIN THEODORE AUGUS 1874
BLOWFIELD VIOLET TEMPLAR 1875
BLOWFIELD FRANCES EDITH 1877
30/7/1880: James died at the New Town Pauper Establishment, aged 65, of ‘Disease of the brain’. Listed as a Shoemaker.
25/11/1881: Sarah Annie Blowfield, aged 37, a widow - married George Homer, aged 50 a widower at her home in Bathurst Street, Hobart.
HOMER HAROLD ERNEST 1882
HOMER WILLIAM PERCY 1884
Convict Changes History
Sha on 19th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 20th May, 2018 made the following changes:
D Wong on 20th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 30th July, 1880 (prev. 0000), occupation