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James Chapman

James Chapman, one of 345 convicts transported on the Sir George Seymour, 04 November 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: 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 10 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Hertford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir George Seymour
Departure date: 4th November, 1844
Arrival date: 27th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 344 other convicts

References

Primary source: Ken Griffin 'Transported Beyond the Seas-Hertfordshire to Australia' Keith M Clarke 'Convicts of Port Phillip District'
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:

A James of Aspden Hertfordshire was born about 1823.
In 1842 he was accused of stealing a lamb & sentenced 7yrs or 10yrs Hertford Quarter Sessions.  He reads & writes and was sent to Pentonville prison to be taught trade of shoemaker.
In 1845 he was sent to Port Phillip (Geelong) on SIR GEORGE SEYMOUR.  He was given Conditional Pardon and engaged by Mr (Roadknight) Geelong.

Convict Changes History

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

source: Ken Griffin 'Transported Beyond the Seas-Hertfordshire to Australia' Keith M Clarke 'Convicts of Port Phillip District' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 216), gender: m

D Wong on 25th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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