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James Briant

James Briant, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Briant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Stewart
Departure date: 19th July, 1818
Arrival date: 31st December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 67 (35)
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

Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 wrote:

Dorchester Lent Assizes were not terminated till late on Saturday night of the 14th instant. The following prisoners received sentences as under :— James Briant, convicted burglariously entering the dwelling house of R. White, at Handley ; and ... received sentence of death.
Salisbury Journal, 23 Mar 1818.

D Wong on 30th March, 2020 wrote:

James Briant was listed as 40 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wiltshire.

Occupation: Nurseryman.

James was 5’5½” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, dark eyes.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 30th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), occupation

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