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James Freeman

James Freeman, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Freeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 18th October, 1866
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 4th August, 1823
Arrival date: 30th December, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 97 (50)
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 22nd January, 2019 wrote:

12/4/1823 Leicester Chronicle Leicestershire, England:
James Freeman for burglary in the houses of W. Sharp, of Shaw-lane, and John Read of Stanton-under-Bardon, was sentenced to be hanged ; as was Thomas Bosworth, for feloniously assaulting and robbing T. Arnold, on the King’s highwaY, near Orton-on-the-Hill.
(Thomas Bosworth was also on board).

James was listed as being 26 years old on arrival. Birth dates of 1796 or 1782.
Place of birth: Barlestone, Leicestershire.

1830-32: Assigned to Mr Hazekiah Harrison.

James was 5’6½” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes,  Pock Marked left side upper lip, large scar inside left arm above elbow joint.
Married with 3 children.

2/4/1828: Application to bring out family GO33/1/3/ p231

31/12/1833 Muster: TOL
26/9/1835: CP

18/10/1866: James Freeman, aged 84, a farmer, died of General Decay - Registered at Fingal. (Born 1782??).
James was buried at the Fingal Historical Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Vanessa Freeman on 13th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 18th October, 1866 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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