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James Williams

James Williams, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
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 148
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

Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/2/1841829

Prisoner name: James Williams.

Prisoner age: 24.

Court and date of trial: Somerset Lent Assizes held at Taunton March 1829.

Crime: Robbery - stealing from the person of James Barry a box value 6d.

Initial sentence: [Death] commuted to transportation for life.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): Convict and 23 people including the prosecutor and a note from his mother.

Grounds for clemency: Is sincerely penitent and realises enormity of crime; promises to make amends and reform his character.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 28th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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