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James Cameron

James Cameron, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cameron
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 391 (195)
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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Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2021 wrote:

Captivity Hulk Records. HO-9-8-3. Page 14.
Received four from Liverpool, 8 March1806
James Cameron, age 26,  Felony, Tried Liverpool, 8 Jan 1806, 7 years, sent on board Duke of Portland 2 Jan 1807.

Convict Index 1791-1873
James Cameron, per Duke of Wellington, 1806, Absolute pardon, 31 Mar 1810.

Gail Robyn Newman on 27th August, 2021 wrote:

1807 Jul
James Cameron, Court: Quarter Sessions, Tried: 8 Jan 1806, at Liverpool, Lancaster [LAN ENG], Sentence: 7 years, Arrived per Duke of Portland 27 Jul 1807, at Sydney [NSW];     
Certificate issued: Absolute Pardon number 31/1810 Free Pardon: Date of Pardon: 31 Mar 1810;

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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