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James Smith

James Smith, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1896
Occupation: Brassfounder
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 wrote:

5/9/1827 Leicester Herald Leicestershire, England:

James Smith and Benjamin Budworth, for stealing at Birmingham from the person of James Lloyd, one 20 pound note, &c. his property.

Benjamin Budworth was also on board.

James Smith was listed as 22 years old on arrival in VDL; Place of Birth: Birmingham.

James was 5’3ΒΌ” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, small brown mole near right corner mouth, one on centre right ceek, anchor, fish & flower on right arm, mermaid moon & stars on left arm.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. W. Stallard
1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. P. Bucchanan.

30/3/1835: Had TOL

4/7/1840: Permission to marry Martha Holmes (free) - no registration.

6/1/1841: CP

9/7/1841 The Courier, Hobart:
Hobart Town Police:
james Smith charged by Richard Jones, of Kangaroo Point, with entering his house by means of a false key and stealing therefrom 70lbs of butter ; the evidene being very conclusive, fully committed for trial.
No outcome - but from his Conduct Record he was then sent to Campbell Town chain gang.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1896 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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