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James Ward

James Ward, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, 18 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 6th December, 1837
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Nottingham (Boro of Newark upon Trent) Quarter Session and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 18th July, 1818
Arrival date: 18th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW, Register of COF (NRS 12208)& Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 (Series: NRS 937; Reels 6004-6016, Page 476)&(Series: NRS 939; Reels 6018-6019, 2649 & 898-901, Page 424-5). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 46
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 28th December, 2019 wrote:

Absconded.
James Ward, labourer, per Shipley 2, 5 feet 7 inches high, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes.
Sydney Gazette, 31 July 1819.

Clive Smith on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

James Ward died in the hospital on Norfolk Island on 6 December 1837 of disease of the heart. He was described as “A well conducted man, never in trouble). SANSW List of penal prisoners who have died at Norfolk Island 1836-1842.

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per Elizabeth Henrietta, dated 20 Feb. 1822, Convicted in Sydney 9 Feb. 1822, Trade Laborer

On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per Mermaid, dated 15 Sep. 1823

Certificate of Freedom No.29/3653 dated 10 May 1825, aged 39, Birth Year abt. 1786, convicted 10 April 1818, Trade Coachman, Native Place Manchester

1825 Convict Muster, employed at Parramatta

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

Clive Smith on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 6th December, 1837 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW, Register of COF (NRS 12208)& Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 (Series: NRS 937; Reels 6004-6016, Page 476)&(Series: NRS 939; Reels 6018-6019, 2649 & 898-901, Page 424-5). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 8

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