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James Knight

James Knight, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Knight
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th June, 1810
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: 16th November, 1891
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
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 HO11/7, Page Number 139 (72)
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

Ken Campbell on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

20/6/1840 No40/1401 granted a ticket of leave and allowed to remain in the district of Wollombi on recommendation of Widsor Bench In lieu of 38/92 19 Feb 1938.
15/2/1841 Married to Jane Webb at Wisemans Ferry NSW
1844 Granted a conditional pardon NO519

Convict Changes History

Ken Campbell on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 26th June, 1810, date of death 16th November, 1891, gender, occupation, crime

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