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James Spence

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Spence
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 17th March, 1836
Arrival date: 4th June, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts

References

Primary source: members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/india-mary.html
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 9th January, 2020 wrote:

The Mary departed Calcutta 17th March and arrived Port Jackson on 4th June 1836, bringing 14,000 bushels of wheat and fifteen prisoners of the Crown.
The convicts had all formerly been soldiers and most were originally from Ireland although Walter Boyce and John Elliott were from England.

Private James Spence, no. 598 of 3rd regiment of foot (or buffs)
Tried at Gazapore, desertion and mutiny, 14 years, never before convicted, can both read and write, single, labourer, 21yrs , 5’4’‘, fair, black, good.

Report from the Gaoler of Calcutta Gaol, March 1836:
“A quite well conducted man.”

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th January, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/india-mary.html (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Spence, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, cri

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