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James Say

James Say, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Say
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 261 (132)
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

Maureen Withey on 15th July, 2019 wrote:

Prison hulk record, HO 9-8-5 p.26
Received from Fisherton, 7 Oct 1824.
James Say, age 16, convicted of house breaking, at New Sarum, 7 Aug 1824, sentenced to Life. Left hulk for NSW 4 Apr 1825.

Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

James Say was sent to Moreton Bay.
Moreton Bay Records:
James Say, original conviction, Wilts Ass, 7 Aug 1824, sentenced to Life. Trade - weaver. Colonial conviction,General Sessions, Sydney, sentence 3 years, 30 Sept 1826, for assault with intent to rob. Sent to Sydney, 27 Oct 1829.
Description:native of Wiltshire, age 16, height 5 ft 1 3/4. fair comp. light brown hair, grey eyes, religion E.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:


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