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James Russell

James Russell, one of 140 convicts transported on the Dick, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 8th March, 1834
Age: 37 years

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: Warehouse breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dick
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th March, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 140 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 408
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 1st January, 2018 wrote:

29/7/1820 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England: Joseph Green, George Gallimore, John Fisher, James Russell, James Collins, for stealing in a warehouse.

All arrived per ‘Dick’.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
RUSSELL, James. Per “Dick”, 1821

1822 Aug 6:  Blacksmith. Application for his assignment by Sarah Wells (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.96)

1824 c.Apr:  Blacksmith. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265c)

1824 Dec:  On list of convict servants maintained by George Druitt; in 1821 (Fiche 3086; 4/1837A No.296 p.170)

1825 Jun 7,8: Re permission to marry Margaret Moore in the Roman Catholic Church (Reel 6063, 4/1785 p.21; Reel 6014, 4/3514 p.491)

6/6/1825: Married Margaret Moore (arrived free per Almorah 1824) at St Mary’s, Sydney - 3 children listed on the NSW BDM - James 1826, Elizabeth 1830, John R. 1832.

D Wong on 1st January, 2018 wrote:

Sick list of the Dick:
Folio 1: James Russel, aged 23, convict: disease or hurt, complains of headache, loss of appetite, tongue furred. Put on sick list, 26 September 1820 at Sheerness. Discharged 27 September 1820.

John Jaques on 5th July, 2020 wrote:

Died at Pitt Street, Sydney.
Married 6 Jun 1825 at St. Mary’s, Sydney

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st January, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 1st January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000)

John Jaques on 5th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 8th March, 1834 (prev. 0000)

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