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James Roberts

James Roberts, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 48 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: House breaking
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 2nd April, 1834
Arrival date: 11th August, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 318 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 315 (159)
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 12th March, 2022 wrote:

1834 - Indent No; 989.
Trial; 22 July 1833.
Status; Married - 6 Children. Wife; Elizabeth.
Brother; William Roberts, transported to VD Land - 11 years ago. 
Age; 48 years [born abt 1786]
Trade; Ploughman. Height; 5 ft 1 1/2 in

1834 - Burials in the Parish of Trinity in the County of Buckingham in the Year 1834.
No; 109
Name; John Roberts ** Name as per Register
Abode; Hospital. When buried; 1834, 6 September.
Age; 43 years **
Ship’s Name; John Barry. Quality or profession. Convict.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th March, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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