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James Sargeant

James Sargeant, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sargeant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 15th December, 1863
Age: 77 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: Felony
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 123 (64)
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

Linda Rhead on 16th August, 2014 wrote:

Left a wife and sons in Staffordshire. Wife Elizabeth never remarried.

D Wong on 16th August, 2014 wrote:

James Sargeant was 50 years old when transported for ‘Stealing a pair of boots’.
He had a previous conviction:  Sentence served {4} years in General Penitentiary & on board the Hulks Discharged 1826 for stealing bacon.

James was 5’9 ½” tall, blue eyes, brown hair, stout made, illiterate, protestant.

James was married with wife Elizabeth at Hutton, Stafford, and 3 children, 2 boys and a girl.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr J H Vaughan
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr H Vaughan
1835 Muster: Assigned to Lieut. Vaughan.

15/12/1863: James died after an accident with a dray.

Convict Changes History

Linda Rhead on 16th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 16th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th December, 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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