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James Craig

James Craig, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Craig
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Tailor
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts

References

Primary source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 Sydney Gazette 1806, 21/12/1806 page
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

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 wrote:

James Craig (and James Grant) received the death sentence for highway robbery at the DevonAssizes at Exeter, but by the time the sentencing was reported in the Exeter Flying Post on 26/3/1801, they had been reprieved (along with many others).

before

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 wrote:

1806 Muster - self-employed tailor

Was to be tried before next Criminal Court, for forgery per Sydney Gazette 21/12/1806 page 2, having been examined 13/12/1806 (Syd Gaz 14/12/1806)

Sept 1825, employed by Mr Underwood. “Free by Servitude” (not correct since he had a life sentence).

Convict Changes History

Jules McDonald on 1st January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 317 (158)), gender: m, crime

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1825 (prev. 0000), occupation

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 Sydney Gazette 1806, 21/12/1806 page (prev. Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1825)

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