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James Roberts

James Roberts, one of 198 convicts transported on the Camden, 21 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Roberts
Aliases: Skelton (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Camden
Departure date: 21st March, 1831
Arrival date: 25th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 63 (34)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Annotated Printed Indentures. Camden 1831

Name; James Roberts alias Skelton
No;  33 - 1021 . 117
Age; 25 Est Date of Birth; 1806. Married. 1 male child,
Occupation; Silk??
Offence; Housebreaking
Trial; 28 October 1830.

Family in Colony; WIFE; Mary or Ann Prier at Van Diemen’s Land per America

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th September, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Skelton (alias) (prev. Skelton (Alias)), date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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