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James Smith

James Smith, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Smith
Aliases: James Davis Smith
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1903
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Tanner
Departure date: 27th June, 1834
Arrival date: 26th October, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 380
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 24th May, 2013 wrote:

James Davis Smith was 12 years old when convicted at the Old Bailey, along with Thomas Pickett, also 12 (Aurora 1835 to VDL) for stealing a shawl, value 12s., from the dwelling house of James Carter on the 4/2/1834, at St. Leonard, Shoreditch.

James had a ruddy complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, tatto of a woman on inside of lower right arm, J.D. with mermaid and anchor above the outline of a Brig-lower left arm.

James was assigned to “Lewinsbrook” the property of Alexander Park.

1845: TOL
1849: CP

1851: Married Jane Elizabeth Parker, 12 children.

James leased 35 acres from Alexander Park and used it to grow tobacco.  They moved to Singleton in 1875 to run a tobacco manufactory, and in 1881 took up a property of 240 acres near Combarra (near Coonamble).

1903: James died aged 82 at Combarra in the district of Coonamble.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th May, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1821, date of death 1903, gender, crime

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