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James Phillips

James Phillips, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Phillips
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Dyer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: York City Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 273 (138)
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

Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 15 Sept 1827
List of Runaways
390. Philips, James, 5 ft. 6, brown eyes, aged 25, a labourer and dyer, tried at York, North Riding July 1824, life, per Medina, born at Aggrinton Lancashire, absconded from the service of Mr, Branscomb, New-town, in Jan. last. Same reward. (£2).

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th August, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record; CON31-1-34 Image 138
No; 390.
Trial; 31 July 1824 - Life
Transported for “House Breaking”
1825 - Govt. Far, New Town. Offence; Stripping Bark from ther trees on ... of Jno Briggs Esq. at New Town with intent to steal the same; Sentence; 50 Lashes & recommended to be sent to Maria Island ... attempted to make his escape ....
Single [Page damaged and unable to read]

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 390
Height; 5 Ft 6 1/4 in
Hair; D. Brown
Eyes; Brown
Age; 24
Trade; Labourer Dyer
Trial; York Assises. North Riding. Q. S. - 31 July 1824 - Life
Ship; Medina
Native Place; Haggrinton, Lancashire

1830 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters - Year 1830
No; 390
Name; James Phillips
Ship; Medina 1825
Remarks; ABSCONDED 1827

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), occupation

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