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James Mitchell

James Mitchell, one of 254 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 12 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mitchell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 12th April, 1843
Arrival date: 19th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 273 (138). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

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)
Father: David
Brothers: Thomas & George
Sisters: Jane, Mary, Janet & Betsy.

VDL:
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.

Marriage:
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

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