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James Lomax

James Lomax, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Lomax
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th September, 1840
Age: 48 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 7 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 211 (107)
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

Anonymous on 19th July, 2011 wrote:

James Lomax was from Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Married to Deborah and a father of six.  He was transported (7 yrs)for stealing chickens and dahlia bulbs. Sadly James died on 17 Sept 1840 at Paddy’s River, NSW, 2 1/2 years into his sentence. One of his sons (also James Lomax) was also a convict who was transported out on the ‘Duncan’ in 1840. His other three sons all joined the British Army.

Lyn on 4th December, 2011 wrote:

James Lomax was the son of James Wright Lomax and Hannah (Ann) East.
His sister was Ann Wright Lomax who married Charles Fletcher. Three of
their children came to Australia. Thomas East Fletcher, Charles Blackburn
Fletcher and Elizabeth East Fletcher. James was born in Great Marlow.

D Wong on 26th December, 2012 wrote:

James Lomax was 43 years old when transported for stealing stolen fowl.

17/9/1840: Convict Death Register: With the Argyle Bridge Party at Paddy River.

Convict Changes History

Lyn on 4th December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1792-00-00, gender m

D Wong on 26th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 17th September, 1840, crime

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