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James Wright

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th March, 1825
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Scarborough
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 26th January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts

References

Primary source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet. Baxter, Carol, Ed. Musters of New South Wales and Norfolk Island; 1806, 1811 and 1814.
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, James lived with Ann Guest (Convict, Mary Ann, 1791). They had 4 children, James (1792-1792), George (C1794), Jane (1797) and Shepherdess (1799).
The couple were married after the birth of the children, April 10th 1810 at Parramatta.
James Wright a batchelor [sic] of the parish of St John Parramatta and Letitia Holland of the same place, a spinster were married in this church by license this tenth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ten by me William Cowper.
James signed the register and Letitia made her X mark in the presence of James Gardner and Mary Gardner who both signed the register.
## Note Ann Guest went by the alias of Letitia Holland in her private life.

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; Musters of New South Wales and Norfolk Island.

1806…....
[A4370] James Wright, Scarborough, FBS, Leases ¼ acre.
[B0306] James Wright, Lease at Parramatta. Not victualed, wife and 3 children not victualed.
[A1820] Ann Guess, Mary Ann, with James Wright at Parramatta.

1811…...
[6432] James Wright, Scarborough, Tried August 1783 at Maidstone, 7 years.
[2454] Ann Guest, Mary Ann, Tried Old Bailey 1789, Life.

1814…...
[2050] James Wright, Scarborough, Free, Off Stores, Publican.
[3182] Ann Guest, Mary Ann, Off Stores. Wife to James Wright. (# No children mentioned)

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

The memorial plaque was placed over their graves…
To the memory of Mr. JAS WRIGHT who departed this life Octb.15th 182- aged 68 years.
Also SHEPHERDESS AGLAND Daughter of the above who died June 6th A.D. 1826 aged 27 years.
Likewise LITITIA WRIGHT widow of J.W. who died June 26th A.D. 1827 aged 63 years.
[FIRST FLEETERS PLAQUE]
JAMES WRIGHT
arrived First Fleet
26-1-1788
Died 15-3-1825
Fellowship of First Fleeters 1983

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet. Baxter, Carol, Ed. Musters of New South Wales and Norfolk Island; 1806, 1811 and 1814. (prev. ), firstname: James, surnam

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th March, 1825 (prev. 15th March, 0825)

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