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James Davis

James Davis, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 3
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 19th August, 2016 wrote:

James Davis was tried at the Old Bailey on the 8th of December, 1784, of stealing from William Farrington on 28 October 1784 one man’s cloth great coat (5s), one petticoat (10s), one gown (4s), one handkerchief (3s), one silk handkerchief (2s), two other handkerchiefs (2s), one pair of sheets (7s), two shirts (4s), two shifts (4s), one apron (2s), two aprons (1s 6d), two yards of white thread lace (4s) and one yard and a half of linen cloth (12d).

13/2/1788: Married Mary Burkitt alias Martha Valentine, aka Martha/Patience/Pacence Burkitt, (Lady Penrhyn) and both were sent to Norfolk Island in October.

Mary/Martha lived with James until he left the island in 1792 - they had a child Mary in 1791.  Mary then lived with a James or John Davis. 
Mary/Martha left for Port Jackson in January 1802 per Harrington as a free woman.

James received a land grant of 22 acres (in Sydney??)

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th August, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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