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James Staunton

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Staunton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 3rd August, 1888
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hyderabad
Departure date: 23rd May, 1849
Arrival date: 26th August, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 269.
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th March, 2014 wrote:

James Staunton was convicted at Cork, Ireland on 11/02/1848 for stealing from the person - a meal. 1st conviction. Good conduct. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Hyderabad’ arriving 26/08/1849.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th March, 2014 wrote:

Aged 34yrs; native place of birth - Cork, Ireland; married, but widowed 1 year; 2 children; Roman Catholic; farm labourer; 5’5 1/4”; fresh complexion; black curly hair; grey eyes.
Brother: Jerry.  Sisters: Ellen & Katherine.

Ticket of Leave granted upon arrival.
1850: at New Norfolk.
1850: Assault William Jones with an axe with intent to cause harm. Committed for trial Hobart 18/04/1850. Not Guilty.
1853: hospital
1853: Impression Bay
1857: Port Arthur
1858: Port Arthur (invalid)
1868: Port Arthur

Died at Invalid Depot, New Town, Hobart 03/08/1888.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th March, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 269. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Staunton, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1814, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crim

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 3rd August, 1888 (prev. 0000)

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