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James Yeates

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Yeates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 28th July, 2020 wrote:

The Printed Indentures state that James Yeates was 19 years old. He could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of County Westmeath. He was a Farm boy. James was tried at Westmeath on 1 March 1836 for stealing coat and money and sentenced to life. He had one prior conviction and served three months.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 5 3/4 inches; complexion sallow; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 182.  Prisoner number 36-1985.
Received ticket of leave in 1844 (number 44/221) and conditional pardon.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 28th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Yeates, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1817, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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