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James Lear

James Lear, one of 180 convicts transported on the Claudine, 19 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Lear
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 19th August, 1829
Arrival date: 6th December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 169 (87)
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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D Wong on 24th May, 2018 wrote:

NSW Convict Indents. Fiche No. 674:
6/12/1829: James Lear, age 30, Reads and writes. Married with 5 children. Shepherd, groom & milks and reaps. Native of Devonshire. Tried 17 March 1829 and sentenced to transportation for life for horse stealing. Assigned to James Busby at Falbrook on arrival.

May 1830: Convict Death Register: James Lear died.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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