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James Grimes

James Grimes, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, 18 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Grimes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 18th July, 1818
Arrival date: 18th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 44
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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Tony Beale on 21st May, 2020 wrote:

he Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)  Thu 14 Apr 1825 Page 3 Classified Advertising Certificate of leave granted

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for James Grimes
(NRS 1272) 1828 Census: Alphabetical Return Surnames C-L He was a labourer working for Mr Clacks of Castle hill

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)  Tue 4 Sep 1838 Page 2 DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
A MISCONCEPTION, - A man named
James Grimes was taken before the
Police Bench, yesterday, charged with a
breach of agreement. It appeared that
a warrant had been issued by the Bench
for the apprehension of ¡i man named
Edward Grimes, forabsconding from the
service of Captain Collins, of Petersham.
On Saturday last a congabie called at the
residence of James Grimes and appre-
hended him on the warrant. James
Grimes was locked up until Monday, not-
withstanding his persisting that he was
not the person alluded to, not Edward but
James Grimes. The constable asserted
stoutly that he had received information
that he was the person in question.
Grimes of course was discharged yester-
day. He made loud complaints of the
hardship he had suffered in being dragged
out of his house to the watch-house, but
was told in reply by the Magistrats that
if he felt himself agreived he had his
remedy against the constable.

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 wrote:

James Grimes, for stealing ducks from a ? belonging to Thomas ? was left for trial at the next Assizes;
Cheltenham Chronicle, 23 Oct 1817.

Hulk Records. HO-9-4_2
Received 2 May 1818.
James Grimes, age 26, Gd. Larceny, Tried at Gloucester Assizes, 1 April 1818, 7 years, Transported 24 June 1818.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 21st May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000)

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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