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James White

James White, one of 160 convicts transported on the Thames, 27 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James White
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Thames
Departure date: 27th July, 1829
Arrival date: 21st November, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 136
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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Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Warwickshire assizes
ATTACK on Mr. DUGDALE’S GAMEKEEPERS. Joseph   alias Warren (aged 23), William Ireland (28),  John Mogford, Thos. Darlistone (23), William Goldby (26), John Mellor (25), John Squelch (29), John White (36), Henry White (25), David White (1?)), and James White (27), four brothers, were arraigned on an indictment, charging the first-named prisoner with having, on the night the 19th December last, at Merevale, feloniously and maliciously fired at Robert Hood and three others, gamekeepers of D. S. Dugdale, Esq., with with intent kill and murder them; and the other ten prisoners with aiding and abetting the said Joseph Warren. second indictment charged the prisoners with the misdemeanor of being found armed at night, for the purpose of destroying game and a third, with stealing poultry, the same night, from the premises of Mr. Alcock, at Mancetter. Joseph White, another of the same family the four four prisoners of that name, was also charged with the above offences, but has eluded apprehension; and Joseph Cross, an accomplice, was admitted King’s evidence. The prisoners, who were eleven remarkably powerful, active, young men, were tried on the capital charge; ...
Leamington Spa Courier, 18 April 1829

Shooting at Mr Dugdale’s Keeper – Thomas Darliston, Joseph Warren, John Mogford, John Squelch, William Ireland – transported for life. - David White, William Goldby, John White, John Mellor, James White, and Henry White, for fourteen years.
Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser, 2 May 1829.

All the other prisoners were sent to New South Wales on the Layton ship.

Tasmanian Records.

James White’s Conduct Record
States he was married with 4 children.  His wife and children at native place, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Conditional pardon, 23 June 1835.

D Wong on 4th November, 2019 wrote:

James White was listed as 29 years old on arrival in VDL.

Occupations: Farm Labourer/Ribbon Weaver.

James was 5’6¾” tall, light brown hair, dark blue eyes, scar on left thumb.

1830 Muster: Public Works
1832-33 Musters: Javelin Man.

19/6/1832: Colonial Times Hobart:

The Undermentioned Persons have been appointed Javelin men, to take effect from the 8th Inst.

James Costello, (free) William Reynolds, Lady East

William West, Andromeda, and James White, Thames.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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