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James Sans

James Sans, one of 156 convicts transported on the Medway, 13 November 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Medway
Departure date: 13th November, 1820
Arrival date: 13th March, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 415 (209)
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, 2014 wrote:

James was 29 years old on arrival in VDL and was born in Fowey, Cornwall.  He was transported for ‘having forged notes in his possession’, and his occupation was a ‘Seaman and Fisherman’.

James was 5’5 ¾” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes, several scars on forehead, great toes turned inside under the others, Wife, Drury Court, Strand.

1827: TOL
27/4/1830: CP
1834: Free Certificate

10/9/1834: Married Elizabeth Cole (no children listed)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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