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James Hurst

James Hurst, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hurst
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 28th June, 1877
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 380
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

Yvonne Barber on 27th January, 2018 wrote:

Convicted and transported age 23 with father Richard Hurst.
Wood/coal merchant. Died in his 73rd year. Married Mary Ann Holdforth in Hobart 18 Jul 1843 and following her death in 1853 he married Celia Morgan Goldsmith. A colonist of 46 years and a native of Oldham, Lancs. He was a lessee of Port Arthur Coal Mines for 29 years, built Swansea Pier about 20 years ago and associated with other colonial enterprises (obit Mercury).At time of his death he was opening up the Sandfly coal mines with a view to working. The Sandfly tramway,for the purpose of conveying coal from the mines to North West Bay, is now in course of construction.

Convict Changes History

Yvonne Barber on 27th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th June, 1877 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 28th January, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

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