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James Scholefield

James Scholefield, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Scholefield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Brickmaker and well sinker.
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 15 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Yorkshire Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 470
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

Anonymous on 12th March, 2012 wrote:

James Scholefield was transported for robbery and stealing 32 pounds. Previous convictions were: 1 month for drunkedness and 2 months for breaking his Master’s jawbone.

He was single, 28 years old and could not read or write.
5"71/4" tall, Dark complexion, Oval head, Dark brown Hair, Dark brown eyebrows, Light blue eyes, Large nose, Medium mouth, Medium chin.  He had an anchor 1835 on his right arm and a man and woman on the left arm, moles on neck and was slightly pockpitted.

His history in VDL was of absconding and being AWOL and much drunkedness.
28/6/1851 TOL
19/3/55 Married fellow convict Elizabeth Beedham.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818-00-00, gender m

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