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James Wright, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
6th January, 1847
4th May, 1847
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 289 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 146
||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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Maureen Withey on 27th April, 2022 wrote:
Thomas Cordwell, blacksmith; Frederic Tite, 18; William Maskell, John Williamson, James Wright, 16, baker; James Knight, 17, housebreaking and stealing two shawls, seven shirts, two waistcoats, three pinafores, two plated goblets, two pairs of trowers, and one frock, of the value of £1 10s., and other articles the property of John Wiles, at Lamberhurst .—Ten years’ transportation.
South Eastern Gazette, 21 Oct 1845.
The undermentioned male convicts were Thursday morning removed from the County Gaol Maidstone to the Millbank Prison :—Samuel Willoughby, transported fourteen years; Thomas Whatman, Thomas Cordwell, Frederick Tite, William Maskell, John Williamson, James Wright, James Knight, Joseph Hall, John Little, James Brown, and Edward Martin, ten years; William Hall, seven years.
Kentish Independent, 1 Nov 1845.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 27th April, 2022 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime