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James Oakley

James Oakley, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Oakley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Ploughman
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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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

D Wong on 18th April, 2014 wrote:

James OAKLEY, born in Glemsford, Suffolk around 1802. He was caught poaching in 1821 and was given 3 months, then in 1827 he was submitted to Bury Gaol (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk) for stealing a crown piece and then in 1828 he was sentenced to life imprisonment for horse stealing, along with John Humm, also on board. On arrival in 1829 he was sent to work for a Wm David in Sydney.

James was listed as being 28 and single on arrival.
He is not listed in the NSW Gov. Convict Records but there is a listing on the NSW BDM for a death of James Oakley in 1831 - no proof it was him though.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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