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James Chapman

James Chapman, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton, Portsmouth Quarter Sessions (by adj)
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts

References

Primary source: Craig James Smee in 'Births & Baptisms Marriages & Defacto Relationships Deaths & Burials New South Wales 1788-1830' Carol Baxter 'Musters of NSW and Norfolk Island 1805-1806/1800-1802' 2Vols James McClellands researches census/musters 'Hwwkesbury Pioneer Register Vol2' Craig James Smee 'First Fleet Families Of Australia 1788'
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

iain Frazier on 25th August, 2019 wrote:

James was born about 1778.
On arrival in NSW he worked for Mr (Arndell).
He is recorded in the 1811 muster.
In 1814 he received permission to marry Mary (Carpenter) which he did at St Matthews Windsor.  He was an emancipist at this time.
Mary or Mary Ann (???) was born about 1785.  As Mrs Mary (Carpenter) wife of John (Carpenter) she was a mantua-maker (dressmaker) when tried at London in 1813 for stealing 7yds calico w/Mary (Wheeler); sentenced 7years & transported to NSW on BROXBORNEBURY in 1814; she worked as servant to Mr (Harkspur) of Windsor (schoolteacher).
In 1814 she received permission to marry James (Chapman) although she was already married-no record of cohabitation.
In 1817 Mary was sent to Newcastle for 1year punishment, & again in 1820.
At 1822 census James is recorded as a labourerat Windsor & Mary as servant for Richard (Brookes) Liverpool.
In 1823, 1824 & 1825 James is recorded as shoemaker at Wilberforce.  In 1828 he was a shoemaker to Edward (Churchill) Portland Heads.
In 1830 Mary was at Newcastle.  She died in 1831, Free by Servitude age46 at Liverpool.

iain Frazier on 26th February, 2020 wrote:

It is possible that our James had an earlier marriage.
A James (Chapman) was a member of Lord Hobarts staff in Newcastle in 1803.
Then a James (Chapman) married Elizabeth (Forrester) in NSW in 1813 producing 0ch.
Elizabeth (Forrester was born at Hawkesbury about 1794.  She died at Windsor in 1814 age20.

Convict Changes History

iain Frazier on 25th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Craig James Smee in 'Births & Baptisms Marriages & Defacto Relationships Deaths & Burials New South Wales 1788-1830' Carol Baxter 'Musters of NSW and Norfolk Island 1805-1806/1800-1802' 2Vols James McClellands researches census/musters (prev. Aust

iain Frazier on 26th February, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Craig James Smee in 'Births & Baptisms Marriages & Defacto Relationships Deaths & Burials New South Wales 1788-1830' Carol Baxter 'Musters of NSW and Norfolk Island 1805-1806/1800-1802' 2Vols James McClellands researches census/musters 'Hwwkesbury

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