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Charles James

Charles James, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles James
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Woolwich Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 170
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

D Wong on 21st December, 2018 wrote:

Charles James was 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Sussex.

Charles was literate, single, 5’6” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, lost a front tooth in upper jaw, scar top of right side of forehead, two moles on left side of neck, and one on right side, sun on upper, heart pierced with two darts, man, woman, ExL, CxJ and fish inside lower right arm, Charles James, born 1821, and man on upper, crucifix, INRI, man, skull and cross bones, I.H.S. inside lower left arm.

11/10/1841: Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Muswellbrook on a charge of absconding. Sent to Hyde Park Barracks.

17/10/1841: Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Hyde Park Barracks. To be returned to the Bench at Scone.

22/10/1841: Apprehended after absconding from Ward Stephens.

23/11/1841: Admitted to Scone lockup on a charge of absconding. Sentenced to 1 year in irons

1859: TOL, Ipswich; tried Maitland 1856.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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