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James Swan

James Swan, one of 176 convicts transported on the America, 04 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Swan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 34 years

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 7 years

Crime: Bigamy
Convicted at: Cambridge Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 4th April, 1829
Arrival date: 18th August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 28
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: America
Name; James Swan. Age; 28 [1801]
No; 26
Read or write. Married; 2 children
Native County; Cambridge
Trade; Gardner
Offence; Bigamy
Trial; Cambridge - 13 July 1829 - 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/4
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Dk Brown
Eyes; Dk Grey
Assigned; John Bingle, Hunters ..

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: James Swann. Ship; America
Age: 34 [1801]
Date of Death: Jun 1835
District: Puen Buens

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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