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James Thrift

James Thrift, one of 300 convicts transported on the Isabella, 11 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Thrift
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 11th July, 1833
Arrival date: 14th November, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 166
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 8th November, 2013 wrote:

James Thrift was transported for stealing 2 fowls.
James was single.

1833 Muster: Public Works
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr Roberts.

28/10/1838: James’s sentence had been extended by 6 months for exiting a riot in his master’s kitchen and trying to get a fellow servant to fight - the extention of his sentence was now remitted.

16/11/1839: Departed George Town to Port Phillip per “Charlotte”

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th November, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

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