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James Roberts

James Roberts, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indefatigable, October 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 6th October, 1835
Age: 50 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indefatigable
Departure date: October, 1814
Arrival date: 26th April, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 184
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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sharon longton on 23rd February, 2018 wrote:

James was described as a blacksmith
James was convicted of steeling a sheep in 1814 in Monmouth County in 1814 and Sentenced to hang. Sentence changed to life in Australia. Shipped on Indefatigable 2 arrived NSW 26th April 1815. He was a blacksmith and went to work at stone hill farm as blacksmith/mechanic. He was granted ticket of leave 1825.
James was a servant of William Bowman who was a wheelwright on a property at Sutton Forest NSW. James was assigned to him as a mechanic and blacksmith.

Convict Changes History

sharon longton on 23rd February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th October, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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