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James Seelie, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 259 (130)
||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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D Wong on 13th April, 2013 wrote:
James Seelie aged 15 was transported along with James Raeburn, also 15 (per Georgiana 1831) for stealing silk stockings from a shop.
James was in the Bathurst area when he “married”, although they were not officially married, in 1856, Elizabeth Laws, who had married convict Thomas Toy on 15/3/1842 and they had 6 children.
Thomas Toy died in 1889 and so was still alive when Elizabeth had 5 children with James from 1859-1869. The children were registered under the name of Laws or Toy, but on their respective marriage certificates, stated that their name was Seelie.
Elizabeth died at Dubbo on 2/12/1901.
No death date for James.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 13th April, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1815, gender, occupation, crime