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James Seelie

James Seelie, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Seelie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 259 (130)
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

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.

9/2/1841: COF

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

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