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James Hope

James Hope, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hope
Aliases: Holme (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 390
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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Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2021 wrote:

Captivity Hulk Records. HO-9-8-3. Page 11.
Received one from Lancaster, 3 June 1804,
James Hope or Holmes, age 42, Fy. Tried Lancaster, 10 Jan1804. 7 years. Sent on board the Duke of Portland, 2 Jan 1807.

At the General Quarter Sessions for this county, held at our Castle, on Tuesday last, James Hope,  alias James Holme, was found guilty of felony, and i sentenced to be transported for seven years.
Lancaster Gazette, 14 Jan 1804.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th October, 2021 wrote:

Australia, Convict Index, 1788-1868
Name: John Hope
Age: 32 [abt 1781]
Birth Place: Lancashire
Arrival year: 1813
Arrival State: New South Wales
Ship: Fortune 2
Occupation: Weaver

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Holme (alias) (prev. Holme (Alias)), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), occupation

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