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James Neale

James Neale, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Neale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 17th March, 1872
Age: 72 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 313 (158)
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

Anonymous on 6th August, 2012 wrote:

James was a stonemason at Government house in Hobart in 1843. He married Susannah Finch Richards on 28/5/1833 in Hobart and had 12 children. He was married in Sherston Magna England to Mary Ann Sayer before being transported. They had one child who died approx 1 month old. Mary Ann did not remarry but had 5 more children whom she christened with Neal as their surname.(she must’ve really loved him) James built a cottage at 150 Golbourn St Hobart which is named Pear Tree Cottage. His daughter Susannah born in 1838, died aged 4 from burns in the Outhouse of their home.

Maureen Withey on 7th July, 2019 wrote:

The quarter sessions of the peace for this county commenced at Devizes on Tuesday last. ...There were seventy prisoners on the calendar for trial: the following were convicted, and sentenced as under: James Batten, for stealing from a boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a towing line and basket; and Wm. Curtis and James Neale, for breaking into a barn of Isaac Manning, Sherston Magna, and stealing ten bushels of wheat; seven years transportation.
Salisbury Journal, 17 Jan 1820

The above three convicts all were transported on Guildford

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-00-00, date of death 1872-03-17, gender m

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