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James Punt Borritt

James Punt Borritt, one of 250 convicts transported on the Hyderabad [Hydrabad], 15 October 1844

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 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Lancaster, Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hyderabad
Departure date: 15th October, 1844
Arrival date: 19th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island [Norfolk Island, under the jurisdiction of Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 199 (101)
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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D Wong on 15th May, 2013 wrote:

James had been transported for Burglary and arrived per Mangles 1839.  He had been sent to Norfolk Island from where he escaped and returned to England.

James was 5’8” tall, married, could read and write, black hair, grey eyes, protestant, anchor right hand and a cut under lip left side.

James was now 33 years old and the surgeon’s report said: Bad, a desperate man who will require stern vigilance.

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

James again made his escape by stowing away amongst the cargo of a merchantman.

2/2/1852: Arrested under the name of George Parker, he was convicted of returning from transportation and sentenced to be confined for 6 months and then transported for life.

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

No other listing for his return.

Tim Flynn on 23rd May, 2013 wrote:




Tim Flynn on 23rd May, 2013 wrote:

Looks like he might have made it back to the UK three times. See reference from 1856

“JONATHAN WHICHER (police sergeant, A 27). I produce a certificate (This certified the conviction of James Punt Borritt in this Court in Feb., 1852, for being at large before the expiration of the term for which he had been ordered to be transported for life, and previous to that to be confined for six months)—Jones is the man—I know him well, he has been two or three times in custody.”

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth 1814, gender, occupation, crime

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