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James Botton

James Botton, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Botton
Aliases: Burton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 64 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 Life

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Surrey Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 16th January, 1816
Arrival date*: 16th September, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 250
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

Anonymous on 7th October, 2011 wrote:

James’ wife Elizabeth Hillyer and their daughter Sarah joined him in 1819. Elizabeth was granted 8 acres of land at O’Connell Plains NSW and James was assigned to her.
His occupation was a labourer and his religion was C of E. Description: 5ft9ins tall, Complexion: Sallow, Hair: Dark Brown, Eyes: Hazel.
Conditional Pardon: 1833 23rd June.

Brigette Smith on 24th September, 2015 wrote:

James BOTTON changed his Surname to BURTON upon him being granted of ‘Ticket of Leave’- FREEDOM

Convict Changes History

Brigette Smith on 24th September, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Burton, date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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