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James Blowfield

James Blowfield, one of 294 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 09 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Blowfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 30th July, 1880
Age: 65 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: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Court Martial Chichester
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 9th March, 1852
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 360
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

Sha on 19th May, 2018 wrote:

Convicted 1849

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”.

Prior Convictions:
Desertion 3 times 30 days, 3 mths and 6 mths.

James was 5’9ΒΌ” 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).

8/11/1853: TOL

21/11/1853: Married Sarah Ann Hill, aged 27, he was 38, and a shoemaker. Married at St George’s church, Hobart.

Children:
BLOWFIELD SARAH 1853
BLOWFIELD M 1855
BLOWFIELD JOHN WILLIAM JAMES 1856
BLOWFIELD F 1858
BLOWFIELD GEORGE ROWLAND HILL 1860

29/8/1854: CP
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.

Children:
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.

Children:
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:

gender: m

D Wong on 20th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th July, 1880 (prev. 0000), occupation

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