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James Goddard

James Goddard, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Goddard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Perseus and Coromandel
Departure date: January, 1802
Arrival date: 14th August, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 313 (156)
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

Reece Royston on 6th August, 2015 wrote:

At Worcester Assizes, James Goddard, for horse-stealing, and James Leighton, for breaking open the house of Mr. Roberts of Malvern, received sentence of death - the latter is reprieved, and Goddard (who is only 18 years of age) is left for execution. Execution conviction is transmuted to 7 years in the colony of New South Wales, Australia.

Denis Pember on 18th March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, James married Maria Wright (Convict, Minstrel, 1812). they married about 1820. (this may have been a de-facto relationship -).
The couple had 2 daughters, Sarah 1820, and Maria 1822.

In the Musters after 1820 the family is recorded….
Goddard, John, free by servitude, Perseus, 7 years, farmer, Liverpool.
Goddard, Sarah, 2, child of J. Goddard.
Wright, Maria, free by servitude, Minstrel, 7 years, employed by J. Goddard, Liverpool.

Goddard, James, Perseus, 1802, 7 years, labourer Sydney.
Goddard, Sarah, 7, born in the colony, child of the above.
Wright, Maria, free by servitude, Minstrel, 1812, 7 years, wife of J. Goddard, Sydney.
Wright, Maria, 11, born in the colony, daughter of Maria Wright, Sydney.

Denis Pember on 18th March, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 164…
[Ref G0590] Goddard, James, 46, free by servitude, Perseus, 1802, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, Botany Bay.
[Ref G0591] Goddard, Maria, 41, free by servitude, Minstrel, 1812, 7 years, Protestant.
[Ref G0592] Goddard, Sarah, 8, born in the colony, Protestant
[Ref G0593] Goddard, .Maria (Jun), 6, born in the colony, Protestant.

Convict Changes History

Reece Royston on 6th August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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