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James Long

James Long, one of 266 convicts transported on the Theresa, 05 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Ag lab
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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Worcester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Theresa
Departure date: 5th October, 1838
Arrival date: 31st January, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 361 (182)
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

Graham O'Harae on 23rd March, 2013 wrote:

Occupation: Farm labourer.
James was convicted at Worcester Quarter Sessions on 22 February 1838 of breaking into the house of William Morison and stealing four calico shirts, valued at 12/-,  two black silk handkerchiefs valued at 6/-,  and one cotton handkerchief, valued at 6d. as well as the chattels of Robert Allen.
Having been previously convicted of felony at the county Sessions 27 June 1836 for larceny and was sentenced to 6 months, he was sentenced to seven years transportation .

According to hulk report his crime was wearing stolen apparrel
‘Justitia convict hulk Gaolers report “Convicted before. Bad in every respect.”
Single and illiterate

Woolich Hulk Justitia
Age 24
CrimeStealing a watch
Bad character

The convict ship Theresa left Deptford on 28 Sep 1838 for Woolwich and recieved 200 male prisoners the following day and 66 more on 2 October 1838. They departed Portsmouth with 264 male prisoners on 10 Oct 1838, and did not stop anywhere. they arrived at Port Jackson 31 January 1839.
Prisoner Number 39/191
Given his Certificate ofFfreedom 8 March 1845
Height was 5 feet 4 inches
Complexion: Pale
Eyes Grey

Convict Changes History

Graham O'Harae on 23rd March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

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