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James Thorpe

James Thorp, one of 172 convicts transported on the Minerva, 08 July 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Thorpe
Aliases: Thorp
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 8th July, 1824
Arrival date: 19th November, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 178
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 19th February, 2018 wrote:

1/4/1824 Leeds Intelligencer West Yorkshire, England:
At the opening of the Court this morning, Judgment of Death was recorded against the following prisoners: —James Thorp, Wm. Jerrard, Charles Jubey, George Jarvis, and Benjamin Walker, for burglary; and Henry Smith, for horsestealing.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
THORPE, James. Per “Minerva”, 1824
1824 Nov 24:  On list of convicts landed from the “Minerva” & forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.20)
1825 Feb 12:  On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Amity” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.502-3)

22/4/1840: TOL Maitland
22/7/1840: TOL Cancelled for drunkeness.

1841: TOL, Hartley
1844: Recommended for a CP
13/8/1845: CP

Convict Changes History

Michelle Paris on 19th February, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Thorpe (prev. Thorp), date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 19th February, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Thorp, occupation, crime

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