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James Child

James Child, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Child
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 14th May, 1830
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 142. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th March, 2014 wrote:

James Child was convicted at Oxford on 09/07/1823 for housebreaking. Previous conviction and 18mth sentence at Abington Gaol. Life Sentence. Hulk Report: Good. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Chapman’ arriving 1824.

Aged 21yrs; born Wallingford, Berks; father - Samuel Child Wellington; single man.

Assignments in the Colony.
01/12/1827 Ballantyne - absent. Admonished.
24/05/1828 Ballantyne - absent. 3mths iron at New Norfolk.
25/09/1828 Public Works - insolent to overseer. Admonished.
29/09/1828 Dirty at church. Admonished.
29/05/1829 Public Works - causing the death of a bullock by negligent driving - Acquitted.
03/06/1829 Public Works - neglect of duty - to work for Crown on Sat next.
11/06/1829 Public Works - steal pr of boots. 6mths hard labour in irons.
25/09/1829 Chain Gang - stealing & having various articles in his possession. Committed for trial.
04/02/1830 Court sentence - Death, to be hung.

14/05/1830 Executed at Hobart Town.
14/05/1830 Buried, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th March, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 142. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 142), date

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