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James Sievright, one of 199 convicts transported on the Maitland, 26 August 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Edward Stewart (alias), Sievwright
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||16th March, 1871
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Central Criminal Court
26th August, 1843
7th February, 1844
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Norfolk Island
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 397 (200). Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 6th October, 2019 wrote:
James SIEVRIGHT (alias Edward STUART) was convicted at the Central Criminal Court, London on 3 July 1843 for forgery - uttering forged cheque. Life sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ship “Maitland” 1844. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.
Aged 37yrs; a clerk; Roman Catholic; literate; 5’7” height; swarthy dark complexion; black hair; dark eyes’ widower.
Had worked in the Colonial Service, East Indies for 3 yrs.
Native place of birth: Bengal, East Indies (ref. convict record)
Grandmother - a native of Bengal (ref. convict indent record)
Sister - Anne, at native place
30 months Probation Period
Sent to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW)
A Constable on Norfolk Island and petitioned to remain there at expiration of sentence. Denied.
30 Nov 1852: Ticket of Leave granted
17 July 1855: Conditional Pardon approved
DEATH: Died 16 March 1871 at Murray St. Hobart, Tasmania. Aged 71 yrs. Cause - enlargement of the heart. Born East Indies (ref. noted on convict record & TA death register )
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 6th October, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 397 (200). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 397 (200)), sur