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James Povey, one of 279 convicts transported on the Racehorse, 19 May 1865
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Ellis, James (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th April, 1886
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Yorkshire, Lichfield Adjourned General Quarter Sessions Yorkshire, York Adjourned General Quarter Sessions
19th May, 1865
10th August, 1865
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 278 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 88
||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 6th June, 2017 wrote:
4/4/1863 Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial & General Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
LOCAL AND COUNTY INTELLIGENCE
At the Adjourned Quarter Sessions, Saturday, before Mr. Cripjte, Recorder, a man named James Povey, alias James Ellis, was charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of Adjutant Davis the 13th of February, and also with receiving.
Convict No. 8380.
James Povey was 45 years old and was transported for ‘Receiving stolen goods.
James was 5’4 1/2” tall, brown hair hazel eyes, fait complexion, slight build, bald head, boil mark left arm, married with 3 children, literate.
Occupation: Tinman & Gasfitter.
1867-1873: Employed 3 TOL men including 2 tinsmiths.
1875: Labourer, tinsmith, self-employed.
1877: Signed a petition regarding discrimination against expirees.
24/4/1886: James Povey died at Fremantle of heart disease.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th June, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Ellis, James (alias) (prev. Ellis, James (Alias)), date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th April, 1886 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime