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Oldfield, James (1781–1824)

James Oldfield was sentenced to seven years transportation for uttering (forging) base coin. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1830 aboard the Bussorah Merchant. He was described in the ship's indent as being 4 feet 10¼ inches tall, with light brown hair, light blue eyes and had 8 dots inside his left arm. He gained his Certificate of Freedom in 1836. He later moved to Sydney and began a relationship with Ann Hanchard.

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'Oldfield, James (1781–1824)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/oldfield-james-27798/text35539, accessed 22 September 2018.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Oaldfield, James
  • Smith, James
Birth

23 December 1781
Yorkshire, England

Death

14 January 1824
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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