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James Drew

James Drew, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Drew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Hereford Assises
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 191 (97)
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

dianne shepherd on 11th April, 2013 wrote:

father francis devlin

D Wong on 18th August, 2019 wrote:

James Drew was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Hereford.

James was 5’7” tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair, blue eyes.

Colonial Secretary Index:

DREW, James. Per “Recovery”, 1819

1819 Dec 30:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Recovery” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.144)

1824 Dec:  On list of convict servants maintained by George Druitt; in 1822-24. Also listed as Drewe (Fiche 3086; 4/1837A No.296 pp.171, 172, 173)

1825 Oct:  On muster list of Government servants & free men maintained at Mount Druitt from 1 Oct 1824 to 1 Oct 1825 (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.10)

4/12/1827: Sydney General Sessions: Harbouring notorious runaways - 12 months.
Sent to Moreton Bay and returned to Sydndy 8/12/1828.

2/11/1837: TOL - Allowed to remain in the District of St. Vincent, On recommendation of Braidwood Bench, June 1837.

24/11/1841: TOL - Allowed to remain in the District of Braidwood - In lieu of 37/1523 Dated 2/11/1837 returned mutilated and cancelled.


Convict Changes History

dianne shepherd on 11th April, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, voyage, surname Devlin (prev. Drew), date of birth 1795, date of death 1857, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th August, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, voyage, surname: Drew (prev. Devlin), date of birth: 1793 (prev. 1795), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1857), occupation, crime

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