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James Knowles

James Knowles, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Knowles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th July, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record;
No; 151.
Name; Jas Knowles
Ship; Arab ** as per register
Trial; 18 March 1822 - 14 years
Transported for Sheep Stealing
No entries noted against name

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters
Indent No; 151.
Name; James Knowles - Ship; Arab
1826 - Assistant to Mr Austin
1832 - Assistant tot Mr Austin
1841 - Assistant to Mr Austin, Rosemeath

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th July, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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