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James Wright

James Wright, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 146
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 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

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