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James Richardson

James Richardson, one of 214 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 11 March 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Richardson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 17th March, 1898
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft~housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 11th March, 1833
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 26
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

Laurelle Roehner on 19th January, 2016 wrote:

Convicted at age 14 stealing snuff pipes through broken window in tobacco shop in Marylebone uk owned by widow Mary Cuthbertson. Richardson was sentenced to death at age 14 at The Old Bailey.
Was then given Conditional Pardon and sent to Australia on the Waterloo in 1833. His family followed. He died in 1898 after having 13 children.

Convict Changes History

Laurelle Roehner on 19th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th March, 1898 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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