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James Brown

James Brown, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Brown
Aliases: James Bentote
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th December, 1815
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 10th October, 1839
Arrival date: 26th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 105 (54)
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

Daniel on 16th October, 2018 wrote:

xref:  HO 17/121/58


D Wong on 16th October, 2018 wrote:

James Brown was 24 years old on arrival - Native Place: London.

James was literate, Protestant, single, 5’5½” tall, sallow and freckled complexion, dark brown hair, dark chestnut eyes, small mole on left side of neck, small mole, ship in full said, J B inside lower right arm, crown and anchor inside lower left arm.

1847: TOL Bathurst

27/8/1853 Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, NSW:
James Brown, George Allcot, and Thomas Lorrimer were indicted for stealing on the 6th August at Sofala, a pig, the property of Mr. Larkin Foreman.  They all pleaded not guilty.

James Brown was running a lodging house, Allcot and Lorrimer were lodging with him.  James was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years hard labour on the roads.  Allcot and Lorrimer were found not guilty and discharged.

1855: TOL Dungog : Tried Bathurst Aug 53.

Convict Changes History

Daniel on 16th October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: James Bentote, date of birth: 7th December, 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 16th October, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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