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James Wyatt

James Wyatt, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Wyatt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 4th July, 1826
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Berks. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 9 (6)
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

D Wong on 23rd May, 2017 wrote:

The only crime found for James Wyatt was ‘stealing a coat belonging to Win. Cheater’ - this was listed in April, 1820 and James was tried on the 17/10/1820 so unsure of this being him.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
WYATT, James. Per “Adamant”, 1821

1821 Sep 12: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Adamant” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.368)

1823 Aug 18: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.64, 416-7)

1824 Aug 21, Nov 5: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D pp.134, 135)

1825 Jun 11: Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.400)

No marriage listed on the NSW BDM.

4/7/1826: James Wyatt died aged 35 and was buried at St. John’s Church cemetery, Parramatta, NSW.

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 5: 2nd April 1821; struck one iron off John Wyatt having an old eruption, and [Frank Younger?] to assist in cleaning the prison.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th July, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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