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James Alexander Smith

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Alexander Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Three Bees
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 6th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 24th August, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
James Alexander Smith, age 18, Three Bees (1814),  Tried Down Co., 1812, Life,  DOB, 1796, native place, Down,  Farmers boy.

Colonial Secretary Index.

SMITH, James Alexander. Per “Three Bees”, 1814.

1822 Aug - Of Liverpool. Signatory to petition objecting to the Commissariat’s new system of paying for supplies in Spanish dollars (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.124c)
1822 Sep 28 - Formerly a servant to William Sykes. Petition for conditional pardon (Fiche 3226; 4/1867 p.83)
1824 - Government servant employed by the Brooks family; from Jun 1814 to Jul 1820. Listed as James (Reel 6062; 4/1781 p.394a)
1825 Jul 18 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3252; 4/1875 p.209)
1825 Aug 17-31 - Applying for emancipation (Fiche 3244, 4/1873 pp.1-8; Fiche 3292, 4/6974.1 p.69)
1825 Oct 6 - Instruments for the emancipation of forwarded to Governor Brisbane (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.389)

1828 NSW Census Index.

James Smith, age 29, T.L. Three Bees, 1814, catholic, Superintendent, at Henry O’ Brien, Yass, Goulburn Plains, Holds 1000 acres of land, 32 of which cleared and cultivated, 36 horses, 680 cattle and 4080 sheep.

Dated 19th October, 1831.
Smith James Alexander, BBB.
NSW Govt. Gazette, 17 Oct 1832.

JAMES ALEXANDER SMITH begs leave to inform the Public that he has taken all that Inn and Premises situated on the Liverpool Road, the sign of the Coach and Horses, better known as Clegg’s Half-way House, where every accommodation for Travellers can be afforded. There are good Paddocks, abundance of water in the driest season, excellent Stables, and every convenience appertaining thereto.
J. A. S. having plenty of Land adjoining on which there is plenty of grass, will take in Cattle to Graze on moderate terms, which will be beneficial to milkmen and others in Sydney.
Coach and Horses,
Liverpool Road,
June 23, 1838.
Sydney Herald, 28 Jun 1838.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: James Alexander, surname: Smith, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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