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James Key

James Key, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Key
Aliases: Keys
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ploughman and shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 135 (70)
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 29th February, 2020 wrote:

Northampton Mercury Northamptonshire, England
24 Jul 1830:
Isaac Peach, aged 23, and James Key, 23, charged with breaking into the mill of Joseph Dickins, of Kilsby, and stealing therefrom some flour and sacks.__Seven Years’ Transportation.

Isaac Peach arrived NSW per ‘Georgiana’ 1831.

James Key was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Northampton.

James could read, was protestant, married with 1 male and 2 female children, he was 5’11¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, small scar over left eye, dark mark outside on upper part right arm.

Assigned to William G. Cann at Patrick Plains on arrival.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th February, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Keys, date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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