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James Masters

James Masters, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Masters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 19th June, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 174
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd June, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of St John, Launceston in the County of Cornwall, Port Dalrymple in the Year 1828
No; 147
Name; James Masters
Abode; Norfolk Plains
When buried; 14 April 1828
Age; 23 [1805]
Ship’s Name; Caledonia
Quality or profession. Assigned servant to Mr Field
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; James Norman, Chaplin.

Conduct Record;-
No; 383
Transported for “Stealing from a person”
Parents; Live at Bath.

1830 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania
Year; 1830.
No; 383.
Noted against name; DECEASED

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 24th March, 2020 made the following changes:


Ann Marie Gould on 22nd July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 1834)

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