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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: 1785
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 1863
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
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


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 282
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]

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

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