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James Gifford

James Gifford, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Gifford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Somerset, Taunton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Palmerston
Departure date: 8th November, 1860
Arrival date: 11th February, 1861
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 345
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

Ann Marie Gould on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

James Gifford born 1824 in West Pennard, Somerset
Married Caroline Talbot in 1854.
Had two children George 1855 and Martha 1858

Convicted of Beastiality with an Ass in March 1859.
Family in England vanish in the UK after 1861 and possibly joined him?

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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