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James Cross

James Cross, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cross
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 29th January, 1838
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 239 (121)
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 18th February, 2014 wrote:

James Cross was born at Norwich anywhere from 1770-1779.  No crime found.

1825: TOL Sydney
25/3/1829: COF

March 1827: Permission given to marry Elizabeth Wicker (Coromandel & Experiment 1803) his age was given as 48 and he had a TOL and Elizabeth was 44 and free.

They married in 1828 at St Phillips Sydney.

29/1/1838: James died aged 60 and was buried at St Phillip’s Sydney.

Denis Pember on 24th January, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref C3086] Cross, James age 49 ticket of leave Experiment 1803/Ocean 1816, 14 year Protestant Butcher Cumberland Street Sydney.
[Ref C3087] Cross, Elizabeth, 46, free by servitude, Experiment, 1803, 7 years.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th January, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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