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James Mitchell, one of 254 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 12 April 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Leicester Boro' Quarter Sessions
12th April, 1843
19th August, 1843
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 253 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 273 (138). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 1st May, 2018 wrote:
James MITCHELL was convicted at Leicester, England on 27 Jun 1842 for stealing 12 lbs of bacon. Gaol Report: “convicted before, character bad”. 10 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Gilmore’ arriving 20 May 1843.
Aged 19 yrs; single man; labourer; Protestant; 5’2 3/4” height; fresh complexion; sandy hair; blue eyes; little finger on left hand crippled.
Native place of birth: Leicester, England. (ref. Convict record)
Brothers: Thomas & George
Sisters: Jane, Mary, Janet & Betsy.
22 mths Probation Period.
Station Gang: Buckland.
14 Nov 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
25 Mar 1851: Conditional Pardon approved.
Application for Permission to Marry:
24 April 1849 - James Mitchell (Gilmore) to Ann Belshaw (free). Approved.
14 May 1849 - James Mitchell, aged 22 yrs to Ann Belshaw, aged 19yrs, dressmaker at St. David’s Church, Hobart Town. (ref. 37/1/8 no. 129)
Departure from VDL:
28 Sept 1852 James Mitchell per ship ‘Yarra Yarra’, Launceston to Melbourne, Victoria. Ship to Colony ‘Gilmore’. Free by servitude. (ref. POL 220/1/2 pg 183)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 1st May, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 273 (138). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Num