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James Walmsley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Walmsley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Knutsford, Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article
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Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 wrote:

James WALMESLEY was convicted at Knutsford, England on 14 Oct 1839 for larceny.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Mandarin’ but not until 1843.

James was given “free status” upon arrival in the Colony of VDL. He was one of the ‘Parkhurst Boys’ sent out to be reformed.

Further offence in the Colony:
24 Feb 1845 at Hobart Q.S. Court - charged with stealing a saucepan, bucket & a piece of cloth. It was noted on his gaol report that he was a Parkhurst Boy and had been convicted of stealing in England. 6 mths imprisonment sentence.

1845 Personal Details:
Aged 19yrs; a tailor & sawyer; 5’2 3/4”; single man; dark complexion; dk brown curly hair; blue eyes; can read & write; Roman Catholic.
Native Place: Chester, England.
Father: Dowse, a carrier, at native place
Brother: James a soldier, in the 81st Regiment
Brother: George, a prisoner on Norfolk Island
Brother: Albert, at home with parents.

1845: Sent to work in the Station Gang at Jerusalem, VDL, then Brown’s River.
25 Aug 1845: Discharged at expiration of sentence.
Report of this crime in the Colonial Times newspaper, Hobart on 25 Feb 1845.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Walmsley, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1826, date of death: 0000, gender:

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