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James Ford

James Ford, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 164
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 26th October, 2018 wrote:

James Ford was 30 years old on arrival : Native Place: Kent.

James was literate, protestant, married with 1 male child, 5’7¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, raised mole on right side of forehead, horizontal scar on left eyebrow, scar on centre of upper lip, scar back of forefinger of left hand.

No record of him on NSW Gov. Convict Records.
Also not in VDL.

D Wong on 26th October, 2018 wrote:

On his Indent on Ancestry he is listed as James Font.
No records found under this name.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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