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James Grant

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Grant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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

References

Primary source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 SR NSW Convict ship indents
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

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 wrote:

James Grant found Guilty at Exeter where the Devon Assizes were held, in March 1801, -” … James Grant and James Craig, for highway-robbery; ... [and several others listed] ... also received sentence of death but were reprieved.” per Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, Thursday 02 April 1801.

James Grant sailed on “Coromandel” with six other men from the March 1801 Devon Assizes (J Redman, James Sanders & William Pavey for burglary; William Kennard, stealing cloth; and Josiah Richards and R Weeks for sheep stealing).

Fellow highway-robber James Craig sailed later with another group of convicts from the same Devon Assizes, on the “Glatton” departing England in September 1802, when their Devon jail mates on “Coromandel” had already arrived in NSW. 

James Grant does not seem to have other records n NSW than the ship’s indent.

Convict Changes History

Jules McDonald on 1st January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 304), crime

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 SR NSW Convict ship indents (prev. Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4), gender: m

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