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James Scholefield, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Brickmaker and well sinker.
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 470
||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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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.
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