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James Holmes

James Holmes, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 326
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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Anonymous on 1st September, 2011 wrote:

James, and his brother Henry, both convicted of stealing "a stone ass" in Polstead, Suffolk, where they lived in 1827. Suffolk County records currently reveal that James was named father of a child born a few months after the conviction. Caroline Sage was mother of the child (named James Sage). In 1848, James Sage was convicted of stealing and transported to Hobart. It is not known whether James Holmes and his son James Sage ever met. James Holmes was granted a Certificate of Freedom, however there seems to be no further record of his whereabouts after that.

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