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James Wright, one of 200 convicts transported on the Albion, 17 May 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||25th July, 1822
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
17th May, 1823
21st October, 1823
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 55 (29)
||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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Iris Dunne on 20th February, 2017 wrote:
Trial 25 July 1822
D Wong on 20th February, 2017 wrote:
3/8/1822 Norfolk Chronicle Norfolk, England:
The following prisoners so received sentence of Death viz:—Jas. Phillips, John Wade, Richard Kemble, and James Wright, for burglariously entering the dwellinghouse of John Quintou, of the Hamlet of Hadleigh, and stealing three pound notes.
James Wright was born at North Yarmouth - he was 21 years old on arrival.
James was 5’7 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, scar outside right wrist, large scar on right leg, single.
Father (Ambrose Wright) and mother at Wheatfield in Suffolk.
17/1/1824: Died at Bedford, Tasmania - listed as 20 years old.
Maureen Withey on 4th December, 2020 wrote:
Albion 1823 to VDL. Surgeon’s Journal.
ADM 101/1/8B/1 1823
Folios 5-9: List of 200 convicts embarked on board the ship from HM hulks Leviathan and York, 8 May 1823, (names and details follow), also includes gaoler character references (not recorded below):
Folio 5: James Wright, aged 24, convict, trade labourer; where born unknown, offence, burglary; date of conviction 25 July 1822, where convicted, Bury St Edmunds.
Convict Changes History
Ashton on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th July, 1822 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime