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James Mathias

James Mathias, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mathias
Aliases: Matthias
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Wool sorter
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Pembrokeshire. Assizes Haverford West
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Stag
Departure date: 2nd February, 1855
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 112
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

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.

29/9/1856: TOL
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.

17/11/1875: TOL
20/1/1880: CP

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:

gender: m

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

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