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James Punt Borritt

James Punt Borritt, one of 290 convicts transported on the Mangles, 21 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Punt Borritt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 21st November, 1839
Arrival date: 27th April, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 127 (65)
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

D Wong on 15th May, 2013 wrote:

James was aged 25 when transported for Burglary.  He along with others broke into and entered the shop of Michael Henry Hart on the 15/6/1839 at St. Paul, Shadwell and stole clothing.

At some point he was sent to Norfolk Island, from where he escaped and returned to England.

In 1844 he was convicted for returning from transportation and transported for life per Hyderabad in 1844 to VDL.

He was again sent to Norfolk Island for 2 years and then returned to VDL per Pestongee Bomangee in April 1847.

Again he made his escape by stowing away amongst the cargo of a merchantman.

2/2/1852: Old Bailey - Arrested under the name of George Parker. Again convicted of returning from transportation, now aged 36 - Confined 6 months and then transported for life.

20/4/1853: He sent a petition to the Common Sargent, about all his escapes and hardships endured, as a plea for mercy.

No other listing for his return.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814, gender, occupation, crime

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