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James Norton

James Norton, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Norton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 9th October, 1799
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 28th November, 1884
Age: 85 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: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 241 (122). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS 12210)
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

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, James married Charlotte Prentice, February 27 1837, at Liverpool, Sydney.
Charlotte was the youngest child of William Prentice (Convict, Scarborough, 1790) and Elizabeth Wicker (Convict, Experiment, 1804).

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref N0497] Norton, James, (no details recorded) Hercules, 1825, Moreton Bay.

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

Charlotte and James would appear to have had 10 children between 1837 and 1864.
James 1837, Ann 1839, William 1842, Jonathon 1845, Anthony 1848, Elizabeth 1850, Isaac 1853, Rosetta 1856, Henry 1859 and Eliza 1864.

Iris Dunne on 17th January, 2019 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom No.31/760 dated 28 July 1831, Trade: Laborer, Offence: Robbing a Person House, Trial 14 January 1824, Native Place: Norfolk, Year of Birth 1801

Convict Changes History

Steve Norton on 21st January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 9th October, 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th November, 1884 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Iris Dunne on 17th January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 241 (122). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS 12210) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Nu

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