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James Venn, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||1st April, 1908
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 108
||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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D Wong on 1st October, 2018 wrote:
13/4/1848 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
GLOUCESTERSHIRE ASSIZES. (Continued from our last.) CROWN COURT. Highway Robbery.— James Venn, 20, was indicted for highway robbery, and for beating with intent to do some grievous bodily harm to the person of Mary Ann Loosmore.
James Venn was listed as 22 years old on arrival in VDL - Native Place: Bristol.
Previous convictions: for lead, 7 yrs, served 3 yrs & 11 months in 1843 at Woolwich the Justitia Hulk ; 3 months for brass.
James was single, C of E, 5’4” tall, fair complexion, ?? hair, grey eyes, literate, scar on forefinger left hand.
Brothers: John, Thomas, Henry, William.
Sisters: Ellen, Fanny - about London.
Spent 21 months at Norfolk Island.
Arrived VDL per ‘Seppings’.
9/2/1855: Port Arthur.
19/1/1857: Hobart - misconduct, 3 days solitary.
3/4/1908 The North Western Advocate, Tasmania:
VENN.— At Wilmot, James Venn, late
of Dairy Plains, aged 80 years.
Convict Changes History
David Melhuish on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 1st April, 1908 (prev. 0000), gender: m
D Wong on 1st October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime