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James Kirkwood

James Kirkwood, one of 178 convicts transported on the Portland, 19 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Kirkwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 71 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: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portland
Departure date: 19th November, 1831
Arrival date: 26th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 177 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 223 (114)
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 4th May, 2014 wrote:

Lancaster Gazette
Sat 19 Mar 1831
Lancashire, England
James Kirkwood, 20, with uttering, at Liverpool, a forged 30s. Bank of Ireland note. — Guilty ; judgment respited.

James was the son of Robert Kirkwood (Isabella 1831) who was convicted of the same crime on the same date.

1841: TOL Maitland
30/9/1847: CP

Married:  Mary A UNKNOWN b: EST 1810 and had 1 child, Mary Jane Kirkwood born 1857 in Armidale, NSW.

1861: Married Mary Ann BOWEN b: EST 1820 in Armidale NSW and had 8 children.

1881: Died at Armidale NSW.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned And transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Kirkwood James, Portland, cabinet-maker, to T. W. M. Winder, Windermere

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 made the following changes:


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