Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

James Pointer

James Pointer, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pointer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Kent Special Gaol delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 3
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If James Pointer was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about James Pointer?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

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

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au