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James Parmenter

James Parmenter, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Parmenter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st February, 1810
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 15th May, 1869
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Essex (Boro' of Colchester) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 299 (152)
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

Tony Long on 8th March, 2015 wrote:

James was sent out to Western Aust’, onto a farm owned by James Atkinson, of Oldbury W.A. 1500 acres.  James was married twice, and fathered 13 children.

Therese Smyth on 16th April, 2016 wrote:

Clarification regarding Oldbury. Oldbury was/is an estate in Sutton Forest NSW. James was detailed there to work. He was granted permission and married Margt Mary McAvoy on 21 August 1832. They had children born at ‘Oldbury” and James died in Berrima in 1869. He did not go to Western Australia

Maureen Withey on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

At the late Colchester Sessions, before W. Sparling, Esq the Mayor, and C. G. Hound, Esq. the Recorder, John for stealing coat from William Ridley, the younger, of All Saints, and Thomas Morton and James Parmenter for dealing a watch, chain, and key, from Wm. Gardener, were ordered to be transported for seven years. The three prisoners are at this time in our Convict Gaol, and will shortly be forwarded with several others to the place of their banishment.
Essex Herald, 5 May 1829.


Convict Application to Marry.

James Parmeter,  per Lady Feversham, age 21, 7 years, Bond; and Margaret McEvoy, per Forth, age 20, 7 years, Bond.  Date of Application,  21 Aug 1832, Place, Bong Bong, Cleryman, Mr J Layton.

Maureen Withey on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

Genni Gregory on 13th April, 2020 wrote:

Inquest was held into the death of Mary Parmenter nee McEvoy on 18th August 1847 at Berrima.
She married James Sarjeant Parmenter on 25th Sep 1832 at Sutton Forrest.They had 7 children:- Mary, Charlotte, James, Daniel, Anne, Joseph and Susan.

Convict Changes History

Samantha Louise Aungle on 20th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1st February, 1810, date of death 15th May, 1869, gender, occupation

Tony Long on 8th March, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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