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James Turner

James Turner, one of 200 convicts transported on the Hercules, 14 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd December, 1813
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 3rd April, 1890
Age: 76 years

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 Life

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 14th June, 1832
Arrival date: 16th October, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 360
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

Sharon Anderson on 16th April, 2017 wrote:

James was 19 years of age when convicted of stealing a peice of silk. James Turner married Elizabeth Ealding on the 29 August 1855 in Maitland NSW, and had 12 children.  Both died in Warialda, NSW and were early pioneers of the town.

Robyn Jeffery on 21st April, 2019 wrote:

According to James’ wife’s headstone they had 15 children.

Convict Changes History

Sharon Anderson on 16th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 23rd December, 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd April, 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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