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James Thorpe

James Thorpe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Thorpe
Aliases: Thorp
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1754
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 17th October, 1828
Age: 74 years

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 138
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 16th December, 2020 wrote:

Worcester Journal
Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England
18 Mar 1813

James Thorp and Thomas Boardinan, for horse-stealing.

No ship found for Thomas Boardinan.

James Thorpe was listed as 59 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Manchester.

Occupation: Cotton carder/shoemaker.

James was 5’8¾“tall, fair complexion, grey hair and eyes.

Colonial Secretary Index:
THORPE, James. Per “Surrey”, 1814

1818 Dec 7:  Shoemaker; assigned to Simeon Lord. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3190; 4/1856 p.268)

1824 Jul 31:  Re his admission to the General Hospital (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.115)

6/10/1825: TOL Sydney - Delivered to his son John Thorp/e by the same ship.

19/10/1828: Burial date - James Thorpe died, aged 77, and was buried at St. James, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Thorp, date of birth: 1754 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th October, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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