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James Alfred Quarrell

James Alfred Quarrell, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Alfred Quarrell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd May, 1822
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 25th July, 1902
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Worcester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maria Somes
Departure date: 22nd April, 1844
Arrival date: 30th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 66
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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Mr Brian MINTROM on 25th January, 2017 wrote:

Convict # 13552
Bap 19 June 1825 at Birlingham, Worcestershire
Father: Thomas-Bap,17 Oct 1796 at Birlingham, Married on 1 June 1824 Birlingham to Ann nee Walters.    Siblings
Joseph Bap 13 July 1828 Birlingham
Jane Bap 13 Feb 1831 Birlingham
Mary Ann Bap 25 May 1833 Birlingham
John Bap 19 July 1835 Birlingham
Sophia Bap 5 Aug 1838 Birlingham
William Bap 3 Jan 1841 Birlingham
Father Thomas an Ag lab

D Wong on 25th January, 2017 wrote:

James Quarrell was listed as 19 years old on arrival, born in Gloucester and brought up at Birmingham - he was transported for ‘housebreaking and stealing £5.14.0 pounds and some beef’ - the prosecutor was his Grandfather, James Quarrell of Birmingham.

James was 5’ 5 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, rather large nose, scar on forefinger on left hand, Inoculation mark on right ar, freckled on right arm above the elbow, 2 moles on neck, 4 moles back of the neck.

Nov. 1849: TOL
8/3/1853: TOL
6/1/1854: Free Certificate.

28/2/1855: Permission to marry Caroline Hampton (Anna Maria 1852).

27/3/1855 - marriage at St. George’s Church of England, registered at Hobart - he was 28 and she was 25.  The had 5 children, 2 dying in infancy - 3 survived into adulthood.

James Alfred became a farmer in the Sorrell area, as did his surviving sons.

25/7/1902: James died at Nugent, Tasmania.  In his will he left everything to Caroline and she died in 1918.

Convict Changes History

Mr Brian MINTROM on 25th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 25th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd May, 1822 (prev. 1825), date of death: 25th July, 1902 (prev. 0000)

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