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James York

James York, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James York
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1863
Age: 64 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Lincoln, Parts of Kesteven Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 140
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

Geoff York on 6th April, 2014 wrote:

Marriage to Esther. 3 Children 2 Female children 1 born approx 1841 and another 1842. Male child born 30 December 1844 also named James.

D Wong on 6th April, 2014 wrote:

James was transported for “stealing wearing apparel”.

Goal Report: A young rogue who has been going round the Country for some time with others subsisting entirely by depredation.

James was born in Oundle, Northamptonshire, was 24 years old, single, 5’2 1/2” tall, light brown hair, hazel eyes, fishes upper part right arm, ring pricked middle finger same hand, woman on right arm.

There was nothing on his conduct record.
May have married Esther Pettigrew at Avoca in 1841 - 3 children listed.

Convict Changes History

Geoff York on 6th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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