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James Harrison

James Harrison, one of 312 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 August 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Plasterer and tiler
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick. Boro of Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th August, 1850
Arrival date: 28th November, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 315 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 357 (180)
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

Cherie Anne harrison & leslie Cyril harrison on 30th May, 2014 wrote:

James Harrison is a descendent of my husbands I Am trying to find out the family history

D Wong on 30th May, 2014 wrote:

The crime previously said ‘attempted murder’ however, on his record on ‘Founders and Survivors’ it says James was transported for ‘Stealing a till containing about 20/- and the prosecutor was the Rev. Jones at Warwick.

James was 21 on arrival and he had a previous conviction - stealing brass-3 months.

James was 5’5” tall, could read and write a little, single, CofE.

Brothers: John, Ben, Henry, George
Sisters: Emma, Eliza, Mary-Anne, all at Birmingham. No parents mentioned.

Also could not find James’s Conduct Record page.

April 1853 - Received either a TOL or a COF (the newspaper didn’t state which).

1854: Married Elizabeth Turner - she was free.
1 child, Hannah born 2/12/1854 and died 1855 at Launceston.
1 male born 15/1/1856.
1 male born 1857 - could be more of course.

A lot of James Harrisons’ in VDL so couldn’t track him and found nothing on Elizabeth Turner.

Convict Changes History

Cherie Anne harrison & leslie Cyril harrison on 30th May, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 30th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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