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James Anderton (1812–?)

James Anderton was sentenced to life transportation for burglary. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on 14 of February 1832 aboard the Elizabeth. His physical stature was 5 feet 4¼ inches tall, had brown hair and grey eyes. He was assigned to J. R. Murphy. He received a ticket of leave in 1840 and a conditional pardon in 1843. On 21st of December 1842 he married Sarah Lucas in Hobart. It is believed he was still living in Tasmania in 1873.

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Lancaster, Lancashire, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life
Court: unknown
Trial Date: 1831