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James Pedder

James Pedder, one of 170 convicts transported on the Royal Sovereign, 25 July 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pedder
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 12th October, 1843
Age: 33 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 25th July, 1835
Arrival date: 12th December, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 122 Ancestry Convict Indents.
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

Katie Johnston on 1st June, 2019 wrote:

James Pedder, convict who arrived on the Royal Sovereign in 1835 was assigned to landowner John Herring Boughton at Tillimby, Paterson, NSW and died while still in his service. Source: Paterson Historical Society.

D Wong on 1st June, 2019 wrote:

Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette Wiltshire, England
5 Mar 1835:

JAMES PEDDER, aged 24, charged with robbing Wm. Smith eight sovereigns, and putting him in bodily fear of his life, at the chapelry of St. James.

Occupation: Racing-groom.

James was 25 years old on arrival. 
Native Place: Middlesex.

James was literate, protestant, single, 5’2¾” tall, brown complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, JPGPESTBRP, back of lower right arm ; JPAPMCAEHSJP, back of lower left arm ; scar back of left leg.

Surname: Peddar (Pedder)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 12 October 1843
Place: Paterson
Source: Registers of Coroners’ Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries (Ancestry)
Details: Bond. Died by the Visitation of God

Convict Changes History

Katie Johnston on 1st June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th October, 1843 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 1st June, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 122 Ancestry Convict Indents. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 122), date of bi

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