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James Davey

James Davey, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Davey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 3rd October, 1838
Arrival date: 24th January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 277 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 348
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

James Davey on 20th July, 2018 wrote:

James was the twin brother of John and although they might not have been identical, James’ physical description is on his transportation record:-
Height 5ft 8 3/4, Hazel eyes, black hair, freckled. He had a tattoo “Anchor J star D.  3 dots ring second finger left hand”  He was just 21, a labourer and single. He does not appear to have returned to England at the end of his sentence. 

He had a previous record as according to “The Brighton Patriot ” newspaper dated 31st March 1835 :- 
James Davey, 18, labourer, was charged at the County Assizes on 23/3/1835 with assaulting Thomas Cheshire on the King’s highway at Brighton and stealing from his person three shillings and eleven pence, one key, one basket and two pounds of butter, his property.  The result was “No Bill” which means there was insufficient evidence to convict

Convict Changes History

James Davey on 20th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 20th July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

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