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James Cantfield

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cantfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: King William
Departure date: 28th April, 1840
Arrival date: 17th August, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: NSW State Archive Record
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 27th January, 2019 wrote:

James CANTFIELD was convicted at Dublin, Ireland in 1839 for stealing potatoes. Previous conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘King William’ 1840.

Farm labourer; aged 22 yrs; single man; Roman Catholic.
Father: Michael CANTFIELD, already convicted and transported to NSW.

Ticket of Leave issued, Goulbourn district, NSW.

24 June 1846: Certificate of Freedom issued.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th January, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW State Archive Record (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Cantfield, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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