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James Walmsley

James Walmsley, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Walmsley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 85 (44)
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

greg petersen on 25th June, 2017 wrote:

Transported for stealing £23 etc.
Gaol report: “Second conviction”
Hulk report: “Orderly”
Stated this offence: “Stealing £23 etc. tried before for stealing flannel served 12 months”

greg petersen on 25th June, 2017 wrote:

Native of Oldham, Manchester, Aged 26 at time of sentencing. Sentenced to 7 years transportation 7th May 1821 at Lancaster.
description listed as:
Height: 5’ 6¼ “, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Grey
Remarks: Small scar on forehead

greg petersen on 25th June, 2017 wrote:

February 20th 1822, P W/ Neglect of duty - to work the same hours as the G Gang for one week.
February 20th 1823, Ferguson/ Neglect of duty and absence from his masters service without leave - 25 lashes.
April 15th 1823, Ferguson/ Neglect of duty last night - reprimanded.
May 3rd 1823, Ferguson/ disorderly & disobeying the orders of district constable Ambridge - reprimanded.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 25th June, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

greg petersen on 25th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000)

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