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James Salway

James Salway, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Salway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 273 (136)
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 4th July, 2018 wrote:

4/4/1799 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
John Smith, and James Salway, for stealing geese, were sentenced to seven years’ transportation.

No ship found for John Smith.

Can find no records for James Salway - 43 convicts died on the voyage - cannot find a list of the names - perhaps James Salway was one.

Ann Marie Gould on 3rd April, 2020 wrote:

James Salway left the colony in April 1806.
Secretarys Office, April 13. 1806.
THE Undermentioned persons have ob-
tained His Excellency’s permis-
sion to depart the Colony. viz.
In the Schooner Contest
William Brown Wm.M’Ginnis
James Cooper John Burne
John Hunt James Salway
Joseph Phillips Joseph King
Francis Hearne Mich. Gauvican
In the schooner Marcia
John Childs Wm. Howel
John Atch John Simmonds
John Silvestor

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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