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James Turner

James Turner, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 235(119)
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

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2020 wrote:

Letter from Commandant at Moreton Bay to Colonial Secretary, dated 24/2/1840,  re forwarding mail to Sydney with overseers William White and James Turner – annexing statement of their services – requests they be set at liberty [No 40/12]
& Notes in margin [Ref 40/03910]
Particulars of “2” Overseers belonging to the Establishment at Moreton Bay whose Term of Servitude will Expire at the dates set against their names respectively
1 William White/ “General Stewart”
2 James Turner/ “Prince Regent”
Letter, dated 14/4/1840, to Colonial Secretary from Superintendent of Convicts Office, re commutation of Colonial Sentences – suggests free pardons – annexing particulars so instruments can be prepared [No 40/117]
In Margin: William White alias Long/ “General Stewart”,  James Turner/ “Prince Regent” & Notes in margin
Personal Description and other particulars within referred to William White (alias) Long/ “General Stuart” Granger Master 1818 [also spelt Stewart], James Turner/ “Prince Regent” 1 Anderson Master 1820

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

TURNER, James. Per “Prince Regent”, 1820.

1821 Feb 21 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.141)

1823 Sep 25 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.428-9)

1824 Jul 9 - Runaway from Port Macquarie; sentenced to Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen’s Land. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.81)

1824 Aug 28 - Prisoner in Sydney Gaol to be embarked on the “Amity” for Moreton Bay (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.273)


Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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