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James Settree

James Settree, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Settree
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 30th April, 1827
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Heifer stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 86
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

Jan Liggins on 14th March, 2013 wrote:

James Settree’s wife, Ann (nee Morrow), was able to join her husband in Australia, along with their 2 eldest children, James Robert Settree and Joseph Settree.

D Wong on 15th March, 2013 wrote:

James Settree was 31 years old (according to the Old Bailey Records) when he was sentenced to death, along with Charles Wheeler and Edward Drouet alias Wakingshaw, who were also sentenced to death.

James was a slaughtering butcher and seems to have got caught up in this crime.  Policeman John Hutt, sait that Settree had been lead into this error, I have known him many years, I believe his is an honest man.

17/9/1817: (Colonial Secretary) James Settree - Butcher in the Government slaughter house.

Jame’s wife Ann and 2 sons, James and Joseph were free immigrants on the Lord Melville 1817.  2 sons, Robert and Alfred were born in the Colony.
Ann Settree married Frederick William Reece in 1830.

Convict Changes History

Jan Liggins on 14th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1775, date of death 30th April, 1827, gender, crime

D Wong on 15th March, 2013 made the following changes:


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