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James Tong, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||23rd March, 1788
|Date of Death:
||13th February, 1853
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 31 (17)
||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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Phil Hands on 1st November, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted at the Lancaster Assizes on 24th March 1810, sentenced to transportation for life.
Left England on 12th May 1811.
Ship:- the ‘Admiral Gambier’ sailed with 200 male convicts on board of which 3 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 29th September 1811.
James married Margaret Hartigan (daughter of convict Dudley Hartigan & his wife Mary Ann Akers) on 12th June 1826 at Castlereagh, they had 9 children between 1828-1852.
In 1828 James and Margaret were residing on a 16 acres property at Evan, 14 acres of the property was cleared and they were running 6 cattle.
James died on 13th february 1853 at Woodstock, near Bathurst age 64.
Bathurst Free Press Saturday 26th February 1853 p. 3
At the Marlborough Arms, Woodstock, near Bathurst, on the 13th inst., Mr. James Tongue, formerly of Penrith, aged 64 years, forty-three years resident of the colony.
Margaret died in 1865 at Tamworth, NSW age 58.
Convict Changes History
Phil Hands on 1st November, 2017 made the following changes:
surname: Tongue (prev. Tong), alias1: Tong, date of birth: 23rd March, 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th February, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m