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James Fish

James Fish, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 30 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fish
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th June, 1838
Age: 29 years

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 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Essex, Saffron Walden Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 30th May, 1833
Arrival date: 18th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 123 (63)
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 29th December, 2017 wrote:

19/4/1833 Chelmsford Chronicle Essex, England
James Fish - Receiving.

James was married to Jane ?? - no registration found on the NSW BDM - they had 2 children: Rebecca in 1836 and Sarah R in 1838.

21/10/1836 The Sydney Monitor:
James Fish, assigned to Mr. John George
Richardson of King-street, haberdasher,
was put to the bar. Sergeant Fitzpatrick
stated, that having received orders from
the First Police Magistrate to take the
prisoner in custody, he proceeded to a
small shop in Windmill-street having the
prisoner’s name on a signboard over the
door, and took him into custody as a prisoner illegally at large. Mr. Richardson
stated, that the prisoner was assigned to
him, but in consideration of his good conduct he had permitted him to go home to
his wife every night after having perform
ed his day’s work. His wife was a respectable woman who had recently arrived in the Colony, and it was her name which appeared over the door. Remanded to Hyde Park Barracks.

15/6/1838: Convict Death Register: James Fish died in Sydney.

1839: Bank Warrant: Applied for by his wife Jane Fish, Condition: Dead.

24/12/1839: Jane then married James Pemell (1816-26/3/1906).  James Pemell was a baker who migrated to NSW C1836.  He became a Member of Parliament in NSW.  They had 3 children.

There is a death listed for a Jane Pemell in 1882 on the NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th June, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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