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James Grimstead

James Grimstead, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Grimstead
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1st January, 1877
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset. Taunton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 294
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

Anonymous on 25th October, 2011 wrote:

Transported for "stealing a ewe sheep". Died Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and buried Brickfields Pauper Establishment. Wife named Elizabeth (nee Collard), father named John (died 1805), mother named Amelia (nee Adams). Baptised 03 Feb 1805 at Winsham, Somerset, England. Trade shown as ploughman and labourer. Other occupation: shiphand

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 25th October, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00, date of death 1877-01-01, gender m

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