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James Mcgowan

James McGowan, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mcgowan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 23rd October, 1834
Age: 38 years

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: Assault
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 127 (66)
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 30th May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Year; 1833
No; 781
Name; James Mc Gowan
Ship; Larkins
Assigned; Public Works
Noted against name; DIED; 23 Oct 1834

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 wrote:

1834 - Burials in the Parish of St John Launceston in the County of Cornwall,
No; 476
Name; James McGowan.
Abode; Launceston Hospital.
When buried; 1834, 27 October.
Age; 38 years
Ship’s Name; Larkins
Quality or profession. Convict - Belonging to Noltmans Road Party

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 wrote:

Indent No; 781.
Trial; 15 March 1831
Transported for Assault and intent to commit a Rape
Height; 5 ft 10 in.
Age; 35 years
Trade; Farm Labourer

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th May, 2021 made the following changes:

surname: Mcgowan (prev. McGowan), date of death: 23rd October, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th March, 2022 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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