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James Sharpe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||25th December, 1835
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||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
||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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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