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James Smith, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
||James Davis Smith
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 380
||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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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.
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