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James Brierley

James Brierley, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Brierley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 1824
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Rioting/unlawful oaths
Convicted at: Lancaster Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84. UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9/8)
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 8th August, 2012 wrote:

James Brierley was one of the Luddites, and was convicted and sentenced to death along with 11 others, 4 of which were hanged and the other 7 all transported for 7 years.

In 1812 at Westhoughton, the first steam-powered cotton weaving factory was built, and some poor hand-loom weavers in the neighbouring town of Atherton, which was then known as "Chowbent" felt that their livlihood was being threatened by these machines and conspired to destroy them, and on the 24th April, 1812 they burned down the Westhoughton mill completely.

James had a defacto relationship with Maria Roberts, per Northampton 1815, she was a servant and 27 years old.

After his death on the 15/9/1824 in Sydney, Maria re-united with Roberts and a daughter Zillah was born.

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2019 wrote:

Prison Hulk ship Perseus moored at Portmouth, aged 30, Received 26 June 1812, convicted 23 May 1812, Transferred to ship Fortune

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

The following convicts have been removed from our Castle, this week, to be severally transported, agreeably to their sentences, viz Charles Sefton, James Robinson, John Fisher, James Knowles, Thomas Holden, Samuel Crossley, John Hope, John Hurst, Christopher Medcalf, James Brierley, Henry Thwait, Joseph Greenhalgh, Thos. Pickup, and John Burney. 
Lancaster Gazette, 20 June 1812.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 8th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1824-00-00, gender m

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84. UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9/8) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84), date o

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