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James Wright

James Wright, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1831
Age: 23 years

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: House breaking
Convicted at: Sussex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 306
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 16th September, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/41/2 .  Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Lady Feversham from 1 March 1830 by Douglas Wilson, surgeon and superintendent, during which the said ship was making a passage to Sydney.
Folios 1-4: James Wright, aged 22, convict; case number 1; disease or hurt, pneumonia. Put on sick list, 1 April 1830 at Spithead. Discharged 12 August 1830 not cured on shore to the convicts barracks.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Age; 22
Protestant, Single
Native Place; Sussex
Trade or calling; Ploughman ...
Offence; House Breaking
Trial; Lewis - 19 Dec 1829.
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 41/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Ruddy freckled
Assigned; Major Arch’d Jones
Remarks; DIED at Liverpool 17 Jan 1832

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
No; 212
Name; James Wright
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 17 Jan 1831
Age; 22
Ships Name; Feversham [Lady Feversham]
Quality or profession; Formally belonged to Parramatta Barracks
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Robert Cartwright

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1831 (prev. 0000)

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