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James Bruce, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||6th August, 1791
|Date of Death:
||18th April, 1874
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
||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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D Wong on 19th September, 2016 wrote:
Margaret Tucker Moxon (15) at 3:36pm, 19th September 2016 wrote of James Bruce:
Assigned to A.J Mackenzie, a banker and pastoralist at Dochairn, Bathurst in Dec 1831; Wife Sarah Ann (nee) Burney arrived unsponsored on the Sir thomas Munro in 1833 with sons James 12, Henry 16 mo. Four more children born at Kelso, NSW. Gravestone at Kelso church.
Heather Stevens on 7th August, 2020 wrote:
Hampshire Telegraph 7 Mar 1831: Lent Assizes: Death recorded - James Bruce, for stealing various articles from the dwelling place of Elizabeth Pinnock, of Southampton. Convicted for burglary, the death sentence was commuted to transportation for life.
Convict Indent: Age 40, can read and write, Protestant with 2 male children, native place Arbroath (Scotland), Trade or calling seaman, millwright, labourer, Offence robbing pantry, Tried Southampton Assizes 26th February 1831, sentenced to Life, no former convictions, 5ft 5in, ruddy much pock-pitted, grey hair, light grey eyes, horizontal scar over his left eye.
29 April 1831 received on the hulk ‘Leviathan’ moored at Portsmouth ‘age 38’.
Ticket of Leave 1840
Conditional Pardon 1848
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 19th September, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 6th August, 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th April, 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime