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James Pringle

James Pringle, one of 128 convicts transported on the Champion, 24 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pringle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Painter's boy
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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Champion
Departure date: 24th May, 1827
Arrival date: 17th October, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 127 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 190
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 31st August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 13 Oct 1831
Absconded prisoners
Pringle James. No. 27-2360, Champion, 19, Painter’s Boy, Edinburgh, 5 feet 0¾, hazle eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp. from Mr. Rankin, of Bathurst.

Maureen Withey on 1st September, 2019 wrote:

igh Court of Justiciary. Tuesday, James Pringle, painter, and John Smith, tool cutter, were convicted of stealing seven silver spoons on the morning of 8th July last from the house of Mr Newbigging, surgeon, of St Andrew Square.  Both prisoners (though boys) are known thieves, and they were sentenced to transportation for 14 years.
Caledonian Mercury, 28 Dec 1826.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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