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James Farthing

James Farthing, one of 190 convicts transported on the Layton, 17 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Farthing
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Linen weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 17th June, 1829
Arrival date: 8th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 98
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 13th October, 2012 wrote:

James Farthing was 19 years old when indicted, along with Martin Mellett(also on the Layton) for sexual offences-sodomy.

1840 TOL
1843: TOL Penrith
1/10/1848: CP

Although tried and MGD James was Irish.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809, gender, occupation

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