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James Sharpe

James Sharpe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sharpe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th December, 1835
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Enchantress
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 31st July, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 47 (25). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,9,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th December, 2012 wrote:

James Sharpe was convicted at Essex on 09/03/1833 for housebreaking and larceny. Life sentence.
Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Enchantress’, arriving 31/07/1833.
Gaol Report: Good
Character Report: Good
Hulk Report: very good
Ship’s Surgeon’s Report: Orderly

Married, 1 child. Wife Margaret at Native Place (Dumnon or Dunmore).
5’1 1/2”; farm labourer; brown hair; lt grey eyes; 48yrs.

Van Diemens Land Convict Record:
29/05/1834: Ashton - Drunk. Reprimanded.
03/02/1835: Ashton - Having in his possession a quantity of flour, strongly suspected to have been stolen - 2yrs imprisonment and hard labour. Grass Tree Hill property recommended and not be be again within 40 miles of Hobart.
02/09/1835: Chain Gang - stealing bread from a fellow prisoner. 25 lashes.

25/12/1835: Died, at Grass Tree Hill

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th December, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1785, date of death 25th December, 1835, gender, occupation, crime

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