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Benjamin James, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Glamorgan Great Session
30th July, 1819
18th December, 1819
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 187 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 190
||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 6th September, 2020 wrote:
Colonial Secretary Index.
JAMES, Benjamin. Per “Recovery”, 1819.
1819 Dec 30 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Recovery” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.144)
1823 Aug 1 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.62, 414-5)
James Benjamin, Recovery (2), 27, Sailor and Butcher, Swansea, 5 feet 4½, blue eyes, flaxen hair, fresh pale comp. From Mr. J. B. Bettington. A notorious runaway.
NSW Govt Gaz. 4 Apr 1832.