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James Courtney, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 265 (133). Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2019 wrote:
James COURTNEY was convicted at Bristol, England on 2 Jan 1832 for riotiously demolishing a house (details of the provication are not given). Life sentence. To be sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Katherine Stewart Forbes”, however noted on his record sheet “Did not arrive - sent to the Retribution Hulk, Sheerness”.
(It is not noted on his record if in fact he was later transported on another ship.)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 265 (133). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 265 (133)), gende