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James Quested

James Quested, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Quested
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd April, 1791
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 29th October, 1877
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Smuggling
Convicted at: Kent Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64)
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

D Wong on 8th October, 2013 wrote:

James Quested was 36 years old on arrival in VDL.
James was 5’7 1/4” tall, grey eyes, brown hair, small scar on wrist joint left arm.

James was married to Jane Seath on 5/9/1818 and had 5 children, they arrived per Mellish in 1830.  James lived at Hawkinge in Kent and had 14 acres of land, formally in the service of Sir J Bridgtes.  His trades were, Gentleman’s Servant and a Pit Sawyer.

1830: Assigned to Dr Desailley at Jericho.
1832: Assigned to his wife.
1833: TOL
9/3/1839: CP

James had a very good conduct record with no offences.

29/10/1877: James died at 7 Melville Street, Hobart and is buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Loz Dee on 8th October, 2013 made the following changes:

firstname James (prev. james), gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1791, date of death 29th October, 1877

Kerry Couchman Swinnerton on 1st September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd April, 1791 (prev. 1791)

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