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James Wells

James Wells, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/8. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/12, page 103. State Archives NSW (Indents: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche 637)&(CP Reel No. 780, Roll No. 1250). Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle,p.39.
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

Helen Barnes on 12th June, 2020 wrote:

Ticket of Leave - 4/4420; Reel 2688A
Permission to Marry Anne Morley granted on 22 Apr 1835 NRS 12212 [4/4509 p.248]; COD12; Reel 713; Fiche 782-785
Recommended CP - [4/4478; Reel 797 Page 180]
CP [4/4441; Reel 780 Page 195]

Roger Ward on 1st October, 2020 wrote:

Married to Ann Morley at Newcastle,18th July 1835. He aged 37; she aged 40. Witnesses: Wiliam & Mary Ann Cooper. (Source:Register Book Christ Church Cathedral, page 39)

Roger Ward on 1st October, 2020 wrote:

Son of James & Sarah Wells (nee Woods) he was employed as a Sawyer for 4 years & 3 months by Gen. Sir George Osborn, 4th Baronet of Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire; only leaving because he outworked himself. (Source: Affadivit dated 30th April 1816 by his father (James Wells) of Shefford, Beds., also employed at Chicksands.)

Roger Ward on 5th October, 2020 wrote:

He married Ann Morley (nee Williams) at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on 18th July 1835; he aged 37, she aged 40.Witnesses at marriage William and Mary Ann Cooper.

Iris Dunne on 14th June, 2021 wrote:

Criminal Registers: Lent 1816, Essex, Offence Highway Robbery, Sentence Death

Prison Hulk Ship Perseus moored at Portsmouth, Received 27 March 1816, Convicted at Chelmsford

Bound Indentures: Trade Labourer

Conditional Pardon No. 42/327 dated 11 March 1816, Trade Sawyer, Year of Birth 1801, Native Place Brithelmstone

Convict Changes History

Helen Barnes on 12th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Roger Ward on 5th October, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle,p.39. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 282), date of birth: 1798 (prev. 1785), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1863)

Iris Dunne on 14th June, 2021 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/8. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/12, page 103. State Archives NSW (Indents: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche 637)&(CP Reel No. 780, Roll No. 1250). Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle,p.39.

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