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James Whiteside, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||4th February, 1875
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 515 (259)
||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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D Wong on 13th November, 2013 wrote:
James Whiteside was 20 years old, could read, single, Protestant, 5’5” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, tattoos. His native place was Armagh, and he had numerous Colonial Sentences.
James’s brother, Joseph who was 9 years younger was also transported on the Susan in 1833.
26/7/1844: TOL Bathurst
20/8/1844: Married Catherine Connolly (per Diamond). Catherine was born in 1821, Roscommon and died 4/9/1855, aged 34 in Adelaide. They had 6 children. Catherine was previously married to John Wedge per Andromeda 1830. He died in 1841.
14/12/1857: James married Ellen Graham aged 27, in Adelaide, James was listed as a Gold Digger aged 42 and was living in George Street, Adelaide. They had 7 children.
James moved to Mt Koorong near Wedderburn about 1858, then to Maryborough, Victoria in 1862 and then to Ballarat in 1868.
4/2/1875: James died at 16 Palmer Street, Emerald Hill, County of Bourke, Victoria. He was a Labourer and was 66 years old and he died of Dysentery.
James had spent 6 years in NSW, 1 year in South Australia and 24 years in Victoria.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 13th November, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1809, date of death 4th February, 1875, gender, occupation, crime