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James Phyppers, one of 200 convicts transported on the Planter, 13 June 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||1st August, 1873
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 344
||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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D Wong on 26th March, 2014 wrote:
James Phyppers was 30 years old when convicted of stealing, on the 22nd of February , 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 watch-chain, value 1s.; 2 seals, value 1s., and 1 watch-key, value 1s., the goods of Charles Steward , from his person. James had been convicted before and had served 4 1/2 years at Portsmouth.
Assigned to Hughes and Hosking on arrival.
11/9/1826: Married Harriet Bissiker in London. They had 2 sons, james 1829 and John 1831.
Harriet, his wife and their two children James aged 5 and John aged 2 were left destitute after James’ arrest, becoming the Indoor Poor at the Workhouse of St Catherine. Harriet was an inmate for 4 months, leaving the boys in the care of this institution until their passage to Australia was arranged. The family sailed on the 554 tonne vessel “Ferguson” from London on Boxing day 1837.
James worked as a labourer in the inner Sydney area.
1/8/1873: James died and was buried at the Rookwood cemetery.
24/11/1870: Harriet died.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th March, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Phypers, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st August, 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime