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James Gavagan, one of 290 convicts transported on the Asia, 05 November 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Brickmaker and well sinker.
|Date of Death:
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 201 (103)
||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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Anonymous on 7th April, 2012 wrote:
James Gavagan was indicted for stealing on the 4th of March, 21 umbrellas, value 5 pounds 5 shillings., the goods of Edward Prior.
He was found guilty and transported for 7 years. He was aged 11 years old.
On arrival in VDL he was swent to Point Puer, the Boys Prison and had to do hard work like stone cutting and building, there was also a school run by 2 ex-convicts. When he turned 17 he was sent to the main prison at Port Arthur. He was released in March 1842.
From Nedkellysworld.com.au. - Australian Bushranger - James Morgan.
James Morgan’s criminal record shows that he was recognised as an absconder from VDL. His real anme was James Gavagan who was born in Birmingham, England in 1824. He had been transported to VDL for 7 years, arriving on the ‘Asia 4’ in 1836. He was tried in Melbourne in about 1845 and sentenced to 15 years. He was sent back to VDL per the ‘Flying Fish’ but absconded and made his way back to Victoria.
Morgan was one of those arrested over the gold robbery from the ship Nelson in 1852. He spent time on the prison hulks and in Melbourne Goal. His many offences included, insolence, obscene and threatening language to the Chief Warder, exiting a disturbance, fighting, being disorderley and may more. Sentences ranged from 3 days solitary confinement to 6 months hard labour in irons.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 7th April, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1824-00-00, gender m (prev. f)
Anonymous on 19th March, 2012 made the following changes: