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James Wood, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 31 January 1853
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th September, 1903
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Somerset. City and Borough of Bath Quarter Sessions
31st January, 1853
30th April, 1853
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 295 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 18
||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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Matthew Erickson on 1st May, 2017 wrote:
Second offence. First offence stole a Boa from a pub. Second offence stole pair of shoes.
D Wong on 2nd May, 2017 wrote:
Birth date given on Fremantle Prison database was 1828 but records on Ancestry state 1831.
James Wood was 25 years old on arrival in WA. Tried on 13/4/1849, so had spent some years in gaol. He was single, 5’3 1/2” tall, black hair, black eyes, round face, dark complexion, stout build.
1854: Married Mary Ann O’Brien - children: James 1856, Grace 1860, Mary 1861, Margaret Grace 1865, John Thomas 1866.
The village of Toodyay was established in 1836 and in 1864 George Hasell constructed a single storey building here for James Thomas Woods. Woods ran a store on the site and obtained a storekeeper’s gallon licence. In 1875 Woods added eight rooms to the store and from 1880 provided a venue for dances in the “long room”. In 1882 Woods applied for a Billiard and Bagatelle License and in 1888 he converted the store into a licensed premises, which he called the Victoria Hotel. He also acted as a banker, as there were no other banking services available in town.
In 1892 Charles Corpaccioli leased the Victoria Hotel from J.T. Woods for a yearly rental of £100.
9/9/1903: James died and was buried at the Toodyay Cemetery.
3/10/1903 The W.A. Record, Perth:
OF your Charity Pray for the Repose of
the Soul of James Thomas Wood, dearly beloved husband of M. A. Wood, who died at his home, Newcastle, on September 9, 1903, aged 73 years— R.I.P.
Convict Changes History
Matthew Erickson on 1st May, 2017 made the following changes:
date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 2nd May, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th September, 1903 (prev. 1903), occupation