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James Short

James Short, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Short
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts

References

Primary source: Public Record Office Victoria, Register of Assisted Immigrants from the UK (Series VPRS 14, Microform copy VPRS 3502). England & Wales criminal Registers HO27/75, page 282. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 139 (71)
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

Iris Dunne on 14th August, 2019 wrote:

Criminal Registers: Offence Larceny (of a Valuable Security), aged 34, Trial 6 January 1845

Convict Index: James Short, aged 36, arrival 1847 on the ship Thomas Arbuthnot, Trade Painter & glazier/shoemaker

Iris Dunne on 14th August, 2019 wrote:

Victoria, Australia, Assisted & Unassisted Passenger Lists, (1839-1923), UK Immigrants (1839-1848):- Named Jas Short, aged 36, Married, can read & write, Trade: Painter & Glazier, Trade taught in Prison: Shoemaker, Offence: Feloniously stealing a security for money, Arrived in Port Phillip Bay 4 May 1847

Convict Changes History

Marjorie Howard on 13th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 14th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales criminal Registers HO27/75, page 282. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 139 (71) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece N

Iris Dunne on 14th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Public Record Office Victoria, Register of Assisted Immigrants from the UK (Series VPRS 14, Microform copy VPRS 3502). England & Wales criminal Registers HO27/75, page 282. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and P

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