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James Courtney

James Courtney, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Courtney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 4th August, 1823
Arrival date: 30th December, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 101 (52). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2019 wrote:

James COURTNEY was convicted at Stafford, England on 13 March 1823 for stealing cloth from a dwelling house.  Gaol report: “connections bad”.  7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “orderly’. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Sir Godfrey Webster” arriving there 1823.

Father & Mother live xxx Street.
One brother, a printer.
Stated he had worked for a man named Archer, on Great Charles Street.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to duties.
Ticket of Leave granted.
Last note in record, 1833.

(n.b.  There are several other convicts named James Courtney, in the Colony abt the same time)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 101 (52). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 101 (52)), gender

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