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James Harrison, one of 312 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 August 1850
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Plasterer and tiler
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Warwick. Boro of Warwick Quarter Sessions
19th August, 1850
28th November, 1850
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 315 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 357 (180)
||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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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