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James Smith, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Waiter and footman
|Date of Death:
||22nd September, 1835
life span was 61 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 297 (150).
Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,78,L,80
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2012 wrote:
James Smith was tried and convicted at Surrey Q.S. on 31/12/1833 for Felony of horse stealing - with his brother Robert Smith. Life sentence.
Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Arab’ arriving 30/06/1834.
Gaol Report: bad character
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good, attentive to his education.
Single man; waiter; dk brown eyes; black hair; 5’9 1/2”; Native Place - Hornsey; 20yrs of age.
Van Diemens Land:
09/09/1834: Chain Gang - neglect of duty - 6wks imprisonment & hard labour - Launceston Chain Gang.
16/09/1834: Chain Gang: feining illness - 20 lashes.
20/09/1834: Chain Gang: Pilfering a knife & box, property of a fellow prisoner. 3mths imprisonment & hard labour in addition to former sentence.
09/02/1835: Receiving a pr of boots, knowing them to have been stolen. Committed for trial. Sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement and there to be subjected to severe punishment.
Died Port Arthur 22/09/1835. Buried same day.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2012 made the following changes:
source, date of birth 1813, date of death 22nd September, 1835, gender, occupation, crime