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James Ramsdale

James Ramsdale, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ramsdale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 24
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 2nd January, 2019 wrote:

16/10/1839 Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard Staffordshire, England:
James Ramsdale, indicted for stealing three fowls, the property of Josiah Hand, at Botteslow.  Transported for seven years.

James Ramsdale was listed as 24 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: West Houghton.

James was 5’4ΒΌ” tall, single, illiterate, fresh complexion, black hair and small black whiskers, black eyes, scar on left arm, 2 scars on left thumb.

1846: Free Certificate.

19/10/1846: Passenger per ‘Agenoria’ from Hobart to Port Albert, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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