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James Long

James Long, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Carpenter
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: Larceny
Convicted at: Wilts Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 298
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

Janet Tancred on 23rd March, 2019 wrote:

Born Maddington, Wiltshire, England. Father: Robert Long, Mother: Sarah Rose.

D Wong on 23rd March, 2019 wrote:

4/7/1833 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
Committed to the Old Bridewell, Devizes.— James Long, charged with stealing wooden images, 2 glass ornaments, and a picture, the property of S. F. Phelps, esq; of Warminster.

James Long was listed as being 26 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Warminster.

Occupation: Carpenter and Joiner.

James was single, 5’9½” tall, dark complexion, brown hair and whiskers, light hazel eyes, woman inside right arm, mermaid on left arm, W. back of same hand, rings pricked on all the fingers of same hand.

1835 Muster: Hospital.

25/2/1835: Was a Special Constable at the Port Barracks.

27/6/1837: Was at Wardsman at the Hospital.

1/2/1840: Was on the Water Cart, Port Barracks.

1842: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

Janet Tancred on 23rd March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 9th October, 1785 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 23rd March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 9th October, 1785), gender: m, occupation

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