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James Swansborough

James Swansborough, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Swansborough
Aliases: Swainsbury, Swanboro
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 3rd September, 1834
Age: 35 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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 226
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 28th August, 2020 wrote:

James Swansborough was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Guildford.

James was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

Crime: Not found.

Colonial Secretary Index:

1823 Apr-Jul:  On establishment of expedition of Allan Cunningham from Bathurst to Interior (Reel 6035; SZ15 p.83)

1823 Jul 23:  Returned to Government after accompanying Allan Cunningham as packhorse leader (Reel 6035; SZ13 p.39)

1825 Mar 22:  To accompany Alan Cunningham on winter expedition (Reel 6035; SZ13 p.94)

26/2/1829: TOL, Parramatta.

20/3/1830 Sydney Gazette:
Parramatta.___James Swansborough, holding a Ticket of Leave, to be Ordinary Constable, from the 10th Instant, in the Room of Richard Carter, dismissed for Neglect of Duty.

3/9/1834: Convict Death Register - James ‘Swainsbury’ died at the Liverpool Hospital.

Tony Beale on 3rd November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 for Ann Thomas 23 per ship Competitor (2) marrying James Swansborough 31 per ship Surrey (4).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th August, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Swainsbury, alias2: Swanboro, date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd September, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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