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James Whiteman

James Whiteman, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 05 August 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Whiteman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th March, 1836
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lincoln City Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 5th August, 1826
Arrival date: 26th November, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 50
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name: Jas Whiteman.
Date of conviction: 4 Mar 1826 - Lincoln
Vessel: Speke (3). Sydney Cove. 26 Nov 1826
No; 173
Age; 26   Est birth Year; 1802/3
Read & Write; Single; Religion; Protestant.
Native Place; Nottinghamshire
Calling; Steel ring?
Offence; Burgulary
Date of Trial: 4 March 1826
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft 8 inches
Complexion; Fresh Fair
Hair; Light Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Noted against name; Died at Liverpool Hospital 13 March 1836
Date of Certificate;
Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011
Liverpool St Luke.  27 February 1826 - 23 September 1838

Name; James Whiteman
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 15 March 1836
Age; 28 (Age as per register?)
Ships Name; Speke
Quality or Profession; Prisoner of the crown
By whom the Ceremony was preformed; Robert Cartwright

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th March, 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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