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Mary James

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary James
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 24th June, 1831
Arrival date: 27th September, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 17th May, 2014 wrote:

Mary James was 20 years old on arrival in NSW, her sister Ann was also on board and another sister, Edith O’Neill arrived per Pyramus.

On arrival Mary was sent to the Female Factory at Parramatta.

11/7/1832: House Servant, assigned to William Ogilvie, Newcastle.
1837: age 26, assigned to J. Blaxland, Merton.

9/8/1838: COF

1832: married William Vallance (Adamant 1821) no issue found.

1865: Mary died aged 56, Sydney.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; Mary James
Ship; Hooghley (3) - 1831
Indent No; 181
Age; 20   Est birth Year; 1811
Unable to Read & Write; Single;  Religion; Protestant
Native Place; Carlow
Calling; All work
Date of Trial:  Tipperary, Jan 1830.
Sentence; 7 years. 6 months previous
Height; 5 ft. 4 ½ in
Complexion; Dark Ruddy, freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Brown

1838 – 9 Aug. Certificate of Freedom. 38/738. Age; 27.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th May, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: James, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1811, date of death: 1865, gender: f, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th May, 2014 made the following changes:

term: 7 years

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