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James Whitchurch

James Whitchurch, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Whitchurch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1882
Age: 82 years

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: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 121 (62)
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

David Myers on 23rd August, 2014 wrote:

In records subsequent to his completing his 7 year sentence the spelling of his name changed from Whitchurch to Whitechurch. He spent much of his life in the Hawkesbury area. In the 1870s he was the town water carrier in Windsor. He had one child when he was about 60 years old, also known as James Whitechurch, illegitamately with Harriet Oram, who subsequently styled herself Harriet Whitechurch. He died in Liverpool Asylum.

Convict Changes History

David Myers on 23rd August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd June, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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