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James Usher

James Usher, one of 170 convicts transported on the Glory, May 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Usher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 15th February, 1837
Age: 53 years

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: Robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glory
Departure date: May, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 32
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

Anonymous on 20th May, 2011 wrote:

native of Co.Galway Ireland. calling seaman born 1783 age 34, height 5ft.31/2 inches,complexion pale,hair sandy eyes grey.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2020 wrote:

Thomas Usher.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: Thomas Usher. Estimated birth year: abt 1783
Age: 53. Date of Death: 3 Apr 1836. District: Windsor
James Usher
New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867

Age: 49. Birth Year: 1784
Native Place: County Galway, Ireland
Arrival year: 1818. Vessel: Glory
Certificate Date: 7 Feb 1833
Trade or Calling; Seaman.
Offence; Robbery.
Place of Trial. Sydney G S.  - 16 February 1826
Sentence - 7 years
5 Ft 4 1/2 inches
Complexion: Ruddy.
Hair; Sandy; mixed with Grey
Eyes: Grey
Lost 3 front teeth in upper jaw
Was originally tried at Lancaster 17 April 1817 - Sentence - 7 years

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th February, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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