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James Dare

James Dare, one of 240 convicts transported on the Parkfield, 12 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dare
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th October, 1884
Age: 69 years

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 10 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Parkfield
Departure date: 12th May, 1839
Arrival date: 1st September, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 43 (23)
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

John Ernst on 18th February, 2012 wrote:

Granted Ticket of Leave 6/9/1844; Married Martha Ann Keat 14/11/1844; grandfather of Thomas Dare, who married Edith Lewis (daughter of Darling Downs pioneer selectors William Lewis and Catherine Morgan).

Anonymous on 16th June, 2012 wrote:

James Dare was 24 years old, single and came from Surrey.

Rodney McDonald on 27th March, 2016 wrote:

James Dare married Martha Anne Catt 12.4.1827 mistakenly called Keat as per shipping record. Martha arrived with her parents William Catt 1801-1881 and Sarah (nee) Grey 1803-1842 from Sandhurst Kent onboard ‘Fairlie’ 5th Nov 1841

Convict Changes History

John Ernst on 18th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1884-10-12, gender m

Rodney McDonald on 27th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000)

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