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James Fieldwick

James Fieldwick, one of 240 convicts transported on the William Metcalf, 23 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fieldwick
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Metcalf
Departure date: 23rd May, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 367 (185)
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 30th June, 2011 wrote:

He was born on 2nd February 1812 in Shoreditch, London. He was indicted on 24th May 1833 for stealing a watch, a ring, a purse, a pen-knife, a waistcoat and a cap. 9th June 1837 had his term of transportation extended by two years (stole goods to the value of £5).27th May 1840 he was granted his Ticket of Leave. 26th July 1841 applied for permission to marry Grace Grant (refused). 12th January 1842 applied again to marry Grace Grant (refused - "the woman been undeserving").25th October 1842 was granted his Certificate of Freedom. 4th November 1848 married Mary Ann Upton (who died in 1849) then Isabella Russell on 4th October 1853 at Swansea - they had at least seven children and began the Fieldwick line from which all of that name in Tasmania are descended. Amazingly he persuaded his father (also James Fieldwick, a carpenter & builder) and his mother Jane to emigrate from England to Tasmania in 1855 when they were respectively 68 and 59 years old. Glad to supply further info if of interest.
Chris Allen - cfallen23@tiscali.co.uk

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