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James Lake

James Lake, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Lake
Aliases: James Luke
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 47 years

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 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 288
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1833
No; 510
Name; James Luke [Lake]
Ship arrived by; Sir. C. Forbes
Remarks; DIED - 21 Oct 1832

Burials - New Norfolk
No; 81
Abode; New Norfolk
Burial; 25 October 1832
Age; 47 [1785] Invalid

Conduct Record; James Luke - No; 510
Sir Castle Forbes 2.
Trial; 14 July 1829
Sentence; 7 years - Extended 1 year
Transported for Embezzling money from his employer

Description List;
Place of origin: Plymtree, Devon
Trade; Labourer
Height; 5 ft 4 3/4 in
Age; 21 [
Complexion; Dark
Eyes; Hazel
Hair D. Brown

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: James Luke, date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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