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James Pointer, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 3
||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 15th February, 2018 wrote:
James Pointer was 30 years old on arrival in VDL - he was on of the many “Machine breakers’ who were transported.
Born at Birchington, Isle of Thanet.
He was married with three children (wife Harriet/Hannah on the parish at Birchington).
James was 5’5” tall, dark swarthy complexion, dark brown hair and curly whiskers, dark grey eyes.
Assigned to William Sharland of New Norfolk on arrival.
1834: Assigned in the Bothwell area, then returned to New Norfolk.
July 1835: TOL
3/2/1836: Free Pardon.
There is no firm record of James Pointer after he received his free pardon in 1836 and it is probable ath he left the colony and returned home.
**There was a marriage for a James Pointer to Eliza Eason at Hobart in Feb, 1843 but this is believed not to be the above James Pointer.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 15th February, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime