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James Medhurst

James Medhurst, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Medhurst
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 61 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 195 (100)
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 16th January, 2022 wrote:

1828- UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books,
Name: James Medhurst. Age: 57 [1771]
Date Received: 4 Sep 1828. Ship: Retribution. Place Moored: Woolwich
Date Convicted: 7 Aug 1828. Offence; Sheep Stealing. Place Convicted: Maidstone

1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Dunvegan Castle -1830
Indent No; 30/44
Name;  Jas. Medhurst
Age;  50 ? years, Married - 5 years
Native Place;  Kent
Trade or calling;  Ploughman & Hop planter
Offence; Sheep stealing
Trial; Maidstone - 7 Aug 1828. No Previous Conviction.
Height;  5ft. 6 1/2 in
Noted against name; DIED; in H M G Hospital Sydney - 4 June 1832

1832 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register
Name: James Medhurst. Age: 63
Date of Death: 5 Jun 1832
District: St James’s. Rev R Hill

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th January, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1771 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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