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James Head

James Head, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Head
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clara
Departure date: 19th March, 1857
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1857
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 206
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

D Wong on 22nd September, 2018 wrote:

James Head was 20 years old on arrival in WA - Transported for Maliciously wounding a person with intent.

James was single, 5’7¾” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, stout, scrofula on neck, JHAH right arm, bracelet left arm.

2/1/1858: TOL

25/5/1874: To Victoria

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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