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James Mathias, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 112
||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 3rd January, 2015 wrote:
James was sentenced at Pembroke, Wales.
He was 5’6 3/4” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, sallow complexion, stout, mole on back of neck.
27/9/1864: CP, Toodyay.
11/4/1866 The Inquirer and Commercial News, Perth:
James Mathias was charged with burglariously entering the dwelling house of Mr. H. T. Devenish,
at Guildford, on the 20th of March last; and afterwards with larcency from the said dwelling house of sundry articles, the property of Sydney Chester and another. Pleaded guilty. Sentence — 9 years’ penal servitude.
James was described as a Labourer, and single.
Known areas: Wellington, Wokalup.
Comments: General Servant, cook, sawyer, fencing.
Fined for drunkenness 3 times.
8/10/1895 The Daily News, Perth:
James Mathias, an old man, was sent to prison for 21 days for drunkenness.
1900: James died aged 76. Listed as Matthias.
Convict Changes History
Margaret John on 3rd January, 2015 made the following changes:
D Wong on 3rd January, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Matthias, date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1900 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime