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James Seaban

James Seaban, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Seaban
Aliases: Seaman, Sebans, Sibbens, Sebbens
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Hawker
Date of Death: 1876
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 376
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

Andrew Sebbens on 12th August, 2018 wrote:

James Seaban was a man who often had difficulty spelling his own name, variations include Seben, Sibbens and Sebbens
He served his time at Broulee NSW and was buried at Moruya NSW

D Wong on 12th August, 2018 wrote:

20/2/1838 Essex Herald Essex, England:
James Seaman, 28, huckster, was indicted for stealing eight yards of calico, and other articles, the property of Joseph Serjeant.

1846: TOL Broulee
29/1/1848 : COF—Listed as Seaban.

D Wong on 12th August, 2018 wrote:

James Sebbens was the son of Joseph and Caroline.

1848: COF

1851: Married Celia Ann Barling - they had 14 children.

James Sebbens was buried at Moruya.

Convict Changes History

Andrew Sebbens on 12th August, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Seaman, alias2: Sebans, alias3: Sibbens, alias4: Sebbens, date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 12th August, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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