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James Smeed, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64)
||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 17th September, 2011 wrote:
D Wong on 17th October, 2013 wrote:
James Smeed was mostly known a Smead, and was transported for aiding and abetting smugglers.
James was 5’7” tall, brown hair, grey eyes.
1831: Was a Constable in Hobart.
19/2/1835: Received a Free Pardon for being in a shoot out with 5 wanted Bushrangers, this was in Victoria while he was with Henty, so he must have come to Victoria quite a few times before his pardon.
He discovered good grazing land at Mt Gambier with Henty and began the homestead known as Merino Downs.
1882: Died at Penola, South Australia.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 17th October, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, date of birth 1804, date of death 1882, gender, crime