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James Metcalf

James Metcalf, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Metcalf
Aliases: Metcalfe
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 307 (155)
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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D Wong on 21st June, 2021 wrote:

James Metcalf
Onboard Asia 1 19th November, 1827 arriving at New South Wales

28/7/1827 Yorkshire Gazette Yorkshire, England:
James Metcalfe, (Aged 23) for robbing Geo. Barrow, on the highway, at Thornton-in-Lonsdale, of a woollen coat, and other articles.

James Metcalf/e was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Yorkshire.

James was illiterate, single, 5’7½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, fair hair, brown eyes, small scar of cut at corner right eye, near the temple.

Assigned to Col. Wall??? for his farm at Prospect.

13/11/1840: TOL Goulburn.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st June, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Metcalfe, date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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