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James Garland

James Garland, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Garland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 11th October, 1834
Age: 25 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: York, Ripon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 31st October, 1831
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 216
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Year; 1833
No; 830
Name; James Garland
Ship; Gilmore
Assigned; Public Works
Noted against name; DIED; 11 Oct 1834

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 wrote:

1832 - Indent No; 830.
Trial; 1 July 1831.
Transported for “Felony” [Stealing a watch]
Previous Conviction; Having stolen goods in possession - 3 months
Trade; Seaman
Height; 5 ft 3 3/4 in
Age; 23 years [Born abt; 1809]

1834 - 15 August. Public Works. Assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Sentence; 12 months, Hard Labour. Launceston Gang. Recommended

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 wrote:

1834 - Burials in the Parish of St John Launceston in the County of Cornwall,
No; 470
Name; James Garland
Abode; Launceston Hospital.  When buried; 1834, 15 October.
Age; No details
Ship’s Name; No details. Quality or profession. Convict.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th October, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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