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William James

William James, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William James
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th May, 1812
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 8th June, 1872
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Scotland. Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 425 (215)
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

judith redfern on 24th October, 2018 wrote:

His wife and 3 children joined him 2yrs later.

Convict Changes History

judith redfern on 24th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 24th May, 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th June, 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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