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James Tongue

James Tong, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Tongue
Aliases: Tong
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd March, 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th February, 1853
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 31 (17)
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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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

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