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James Fisher

James Fisher, one of 166 convicts transported on the William Glen Anderson, 31 May 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fisher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William Glen Anderson
Departure date: 31st May, 1831
Arrival date: 1st November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 97 (51)
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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Christine Randall on 26th September, 2013 wrote:

Source Citation: The National Archives of the United Kingdom; Kew, Surrey, England; Convicts transported; Class: HO 11; Piece: 8.

The image of this record on Ancestrycom notes(in another hand)that he died 25th Oct 1842.

The Tasmanian index shows his burial 29th Oct 1842 at Lunceston, aged 42.RGD34 1039/1842

occupation and offence from CON14 INDENTS OF MALE CONVICTS (Tasmania Portal online) labourer and plasterer for 3 years, single, Protestant

Convict Changes History

Christine Randall on 26th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800, date of death 1842, gender, occupation, crime

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