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James Dunlop

James Dunlop, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dunlop
Aliases: Dunlop
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
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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D Wong on 22nd October, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: theft from a specified place.
17th June 1839
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

JAMES DUNLAP was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 purse, value 1s.; 2 sovereigns, and 11 shillings, the goods and monies of Charles Howes, in a certain vessel, in a certain port of entry and discharge.

CHARLES HOWES. I am apprentice on board the Narcissus—the prisoner was on board the same vessel in the London Docks—I was there on the 19th of May—I had 2l. 11s. in a purse in my chest—I saw it safe on the 12th of May—on the morning of the 19th, the prisoner brought on board this suit of clothes, and a shirt and braces—I asked him where he got them—he said his uncle, Mr. Boyd, bought them—I then missed my purse and money, and found my chest open—I told the prisoner I was certain either he or the other lad on board had stolen it—on the 26th the prisoner was there again, and left about six o’clock that evening—I found the clothes in the other lad’s chest—I asked the prisoner afterwards where the purse was, and he said in the forecastle, under one of the berths, but it was not there.

CHARLES FREDERICK SAYER. I am a salesman. On the evening of the 15th the prisoner came to me, and I measured him for a suit of clothes, they were to come to 2l.—he bought a shirt and handkerchief, and after that he had the clothes.

Prisoner. The prosecutor said he had left his chest open on the Thursday—I brought some shirts from the East Indies and sold them—he knows that a boy brought me 10s. on board, and I bought these clothes out of my own money.

GUILTY. Aged 15.— Transported for Ten Years.

James Dunlap/Dunlop was 15 years old on arrival ; native place: London.

James was literate, protestant, single, 5’2½” tall dark sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows meeting, nose short and cocked, bare patch on left side of head, mark of a burn under right ear, scar on centre of upper lip, blue spot inside left elbow, large one above same elbow.

1845: TOL Moreton Bay.

16/3/1853 Maitland Mercury, NSW:
Five Pounds Reward.
from Paradise Creek Station, about the
23rd January last, by JAMES DUNLOP, who
was shearing there, for whose apprehension a
warrant has been issued : 1 hereby offer the above reward to any one who will give me such information as will lead to the recovery of the Horse, and the apprehension of the Thief.
Description of Horse :-A three-year old
Chestnut Colt, with star on forehead, pigeon
toed, and branded PH off shoulder, and FY
near shoulder.
James Dunlop stands about 5 feet 6 or 7
inches, stout, with dark complexion and hair, and was seen at Armadale with the horse in the beginning of February.
Moredun, by Armadale,
New England. J 786.

3/8/1853 Maitland Mercury:
James Dunlop, horse stealing ; Dungog bench.

The Jury without leaving the box found the
prisoner guilty.
Sentence-five years’ hard labour on the
roads or other public works of the colony.

1856: TOL Yass - Listed as Dunlop.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Dunlop, date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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