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James Holgate

James Holgate, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Holgate
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th March, 1807
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 9th July, 1886
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 70
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

Marcus Fahy on 22nd November, 2012 wrote:

Came to Australia as a convict in 1835 .Refer “Convict Arrivals 1788 - 1842” page 124 (Fiche 714 1835 Indents) James aged 28 (recorded on indent as 24 but this would appear to be incorrect) arrived on the England II with his brother John (aged 32). The ship’s master was Thomas Baron and the surgeon superintendent,Obediah Pines. The ship contained 230 male convicts with no deaths recorded on the journey. They arrived on Sept 28, 1835. John (35-2023) is listed as married with children one boy and one girl. He came from Essex and was a Farm servant. It is recorded that he was a protestant. He was convicted of housebreaking and was sentenced to life at Central Criminal Court Nov 24 1834. Dark ruddy complexion,brown hair, hazel eyes and 5’ 5” tall. Distinguishing feature - scar under right eye, perpendicular scar on centre of forehead with sc arson centre chin and over left eyebrow. Top of finger missing on right hand. It is recorded that he could read but not write. He received a Conditional pardon (CP 48/2000) and a ticket of Exceptional Leave(43/2327).

Convict Changes History

Marcus Fahy on 22nd November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 28th March, 1807, date of death 9th July, 1886, gender, occupation, crime

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