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James Sinclair

James Sinclair, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sinclair
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 87 (45)
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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Anonymous on 9th March, 2012 wrote:

James Sinclair was a sailor.  He was indicted for stealing carpenter’s tools from Samuel Davies - value 9s 6d, and James Dwigt - value 7s.
Verdict: Guilty.  Transported for 7 years.
He was described as being 5’4" tall, Grey hair, blue eyes, anchor between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, 39 years old and a native of Campbell Town, Glasgow.
It was also stated that he had 2 children at Baltimore at Campbell Town, Glasgow.

26/12/1822 Naval Off. Boat/ Drunk and Disorderly - Reprimanded.
24/1/1823 Drunk and Disorderly, 25 lashes.
20/9/1823 Boats crew/Out after hours, 25 lashes.
10/2/1825 Gov. boat/ Taking a government boat and going alongside the Henry?? without leave yesterday morning with 6 other persons unknown - 25 lashes/ and to find out the names of the other 6 or else to be confined in PB(unreadable).
7/10/1826 absconded from IL Norfolk, leaving from Hobart Town with a ?? - Chain gang 2 months and sent back to IL Norfolk.

This was written across the Conduct Record:
Transported for stealing an Adze.
Goal Report: Not known. Orderly in prison.
Hulk Report: Orderly

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 9th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1782-00-00, gender m

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