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James Cropper

James Cropper, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cropper
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 219 (111)
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

D Wong on 7th August, 2019 wrote:

James Cropper was listed as 37 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Lincolnshire.

James was literate, Baptist, Married with 3 male children, 5’6¾” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, sandy brown hair, chestnut eyes, red whiskers, two moles on left side of neck, and two on the back of same, three on left breast, another inside right elbow, breast hairy.

16/2/1842: Absolute Pardon - 41 years old.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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