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James Wilde

James Wilde, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wilde
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Turner and filer
Date of Death: 31st December, 1864
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 258
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

D Wong on 18th April, 2013 wrote:

James Wilde was 22 years old and his occupation was a Turner/Machine breaker.

20/9/1939: COF

James was assigned to Henry O’Brien at Yass for 2 years, but was not happy there and so walked back to Sydney where he got 2 months on No.8 Iron Gang.

1835: Assigned to the Cox family at Glenmore Park - worked as a gardender.  Met 16 year old servant girl to Edward Cox, Elizabeth Lawrence.  They married in 1839 at Mulgoa and had 12 children.

1864: Died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 54 after falling from a bridge.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809, date of death 31st December, 1864, gender, occupation, crime

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