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James Curran

James Curran, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Curran
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: York. Assizes at York
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 422
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 15th September, 2018 wrote:

14/7/1849 Leeds Intelligencer Yorkshire, England:
JAMES CURRAN (18), was chaged with having on the 2nd of Alpril last, at Huddersfield, feloniously stolen a sheep, the property of Henry Roebuck.  GUILTY.  To be transported for seven years.

James Curran was listed as 21 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Manchester.

James was 5’3ΒΌ” tall, single, reads and writes a little, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, anchor left arm.

6/9/1853: TOL
25/7/1854: CP

Mother: Mary
Sisters: Rosa, Ann - at native place.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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