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James Chapman

James Chapman, one of 254 convicts transported on the Norwood, 06 April 1867

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 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Yorkshire. Assizes Leeds
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Norwood
Departure date: 6th April, 1867
Arrival date: 13th July, 1867
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 254 other convicts

References

Primary source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914'
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 1823.
As a labourer and with a wife and 4children he was convicted of manslaughter in Leeds and sentenced to 15years; he arrived at Fremantle on NORWOOD; described as literate Roman Catholic 5’5” red hair lt grey eyes full face fresh complexion middling stout-with a burn on each foot scar left hand.
He received his Ticket of Leave in 1873.  In 1876 he was working for himself as general servant mowing shepherd teamster and received his Conditional Release in 1877 & he was Certified Free in 1881.

Convict Changes History

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

gender: m

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

source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 224)

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