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James Edmunds

James Edmunds, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Edmunds
Aliases: Edmonds
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Cornwall Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224)
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 29th March, 2014 wrote:

James Edmunds was 33 years old when transported.

Edmonds and John Foster who had been on bail* were indicted for stealing from Thomas Goyne a
silver watch. Thomas Goyne resides at Liskeard; attended Callington market on Monday the 14th of
March; the next day he was at the Bull’s Head inn, in that place, when the prisoners came in and asked witness to drink with them, witness consented, and in a short time fell asleep. On waking he found he had been robbed of all his money and watch. Guilty. To be transported for fourteen years.
GAOL REPORT: Idle, drunken character
James was married - Mary – with Dr Miller at Hampshire, his occupation was a “Kitchen Gardener”, 5’ 6 ½“ tall, complexion: Dark, Hair: Dark brown and whiskers, Eyes: Hazel, Native Place: Near Plymouth
Remarks: Scar on right cheek near nose; lost top of forefinger of right hand.

Assignment: 10 November 1843 - Westbury
Offences and Sentences: 12 Aug 1835 – Bunster – Suspicion of having stolen some property belonging to his fellow servant –
Returned to Government labor, not to be reassigned until well reported – 6 months on Probation with
Glenorchy Road Party, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision of 20 Aug 1835
27 Dec 1839 – Griffith – Misconduct in being out after hours – 10 days in cell on bread and water
Ticket of Leave:
3 March 1841
10 November 1845

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th March, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Edmonds, date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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