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James Phillips

James Phillips, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Phillips
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 331 (167)
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 19th February, 2019 wrote:

7/9/1827 Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England:
Assize Intelligence.
JAMES PHILLIPS, 25, charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Enoch Goodwin, at Sutton, on the 7th of May, and stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, and six shillings in money.__Death Recorded.

James Phillips was listed as 27 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Ashbourne, Stafford.

Goal Report: 2nd sentence, once for housebreaking, 7 years at Chatham in the Dolphin, served 4 years, then assault, served 5 weeks at Knutsford.

Occupation: Kitchen Gardener.

James was 5’8¾” tall, brown hair, thin straggling whiskers, dark grey eyes, deep pockmark centre of forehead, 3 flesh moles in front of throat, scar on right elbow long scar on flesh part outside of left arm, deep pockmark above left wrist, hair mole on left cheek, single.

Brother: A Tailor, Edward Phillips at Macclesfield.
“I worked last for Mr. Breakwater a Contractor in canal making, I was last working at Macclesfield canal navigating.

1830-1835 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Stanfield.

Sept.1836: TOL
9/9/1840: CP
29/3/1845: Recommended for a CP for the Aust. Colonies.
15/1/1846: CP Extended.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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