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James Sharp

James Sharp, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sarah, 29 November 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sharp
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Huntingdon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 29th November, 1836
Arrival date: 29th March, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 408
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th April, 2022 wrote:

1837 - CON18-1-20. Image 59.
Trade; Bread & Biscuit Maker
Height; 5 ft 7 3/4 in
Age; 27 years [born about 1810]

1841 - Australian Convict Transportation Registers.
Noted against name; SHOT himself at Lincoln 2 or 3 November 1841

1841 - 4 November. Inquest
“James Sharp came to his death by shooting himself when in a fit of temporary insanity”

1841 - Burial Record in the Parish of Campbell Town
No; 105. Name; James Sharpe **
Abode; Leverington
Date of Burial; 6 November 1841
Assigned servant to Mr Edward Archer

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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