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James Bradley

James Bradley, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bradley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1764
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 16th February, 1838
Age: 74 years

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 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9 (6)
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 14th November, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JAMES BRADLEY, Theft - grand larceny, 29th June 1785.
JAMES BRADLEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of June one white linen handkerchief, value 2 s. the property of Robert Thornton , Esq.
I was coming up Chancery-lane the 8th of June about four, and just by one of the courts I felt somebody put a hand in my pocket, I had just wiped my face before, the prisoner pushed between me and the pallisadoes, I caught him by the collar, he endeavoured to escape.
(The handkerchief deposed to.)

Transported for seven years.

12/8/1792: Married Sarah Barnes (Mary Anne 1781, they had 10 children.

1828 Census: Bradley, James, 64, free by servitude, Scarborough, 1788, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, Kissing Point, 30 acres, 20 acres cleared, 5 cultivated
Bradley, Sarah, 53, Mary Ann, 1791, 7 years, Protestant.

16/2/1838: James died at Kissing Point and was buried at St Ann’s church cemetery, Ryde. NSW.

Sarah died 9.7.1853 and was also buried at St Ann’s church cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 28th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 16th February, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 14th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1764 (prev. 0000), occupation

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