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James Day

James Day, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Day
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th June, 1811
Occupation: Leather trunk maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 323 (164)
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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Anonymous on 23rd January, 2012 wrote:

James Day was born 29th June 1811 and baptised 21st July 1811 at St Anne, Soho, London, in the county of Westminster. His father Francis Day, was a Leather Trunk maker and married Sophia Smith on 2nd March 1806, at the same church.  James must have had an unsettled childhood, as his father, with an address at Crown Street in the parish of St Anne, was declared bankrupt early in 1812 when James was less than one year old.
On 9th May 1836, James Day appeared at the Old Bailey to answer charges of theft together with his cousin George Day, who was charged with feloniously receiving goods knowing them to have been stolen.
George Day was acquitted and discharged, but James Day was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.
James spent a few months at Portsmouth, on the prison hulk Leviathan, and was transported to Van Dieman’s Land on 1st August 1836 on the Henry Porcher.

Anonymous on 23rd January, 2012 wrote:

James Day was born 29th June 1811 and baptised 21st July 1811 at St Anne, Soho, London, in the county of Westminster. His father Francis Day, was a Leather Trunk maker and married Sophia Smith on 2nd March 1806, at the same church.  James must have had an unsettled childhood, as his father, with an address at Crown Street in the parish of St Anne, was declared bankrupt early in 1812 when James was less than one year old.
On 9th May 1836, James Day appeared at the Old Bailey to answer charges of theft together with his cousin George Day, who was charged with feloniously receiving goods knowing them to have been stolen.
George Day was acquitted and discharged, but James Day was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.
James spent a few months at Portsmouth, on the prison hulk Leviathan, and was transported to Van Dieman’s Land on 1st August 1836 on the Henry Porcher.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 23rd January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811-06-29

Anonymous on 23rd January, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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