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James Bloodsworth (1759–1804)

It is thought that James Bloodsworth (Bloodworth) was baptised  at Kingston on Thames, Surrey, Egland, on 7 March 1859. He was a brickmaker and builder by trade. He married Jane Marks (1750-1819) in England in 1782 and had four young children when he was arrested and sentenced to seven years transportation. His wife remained in England.

This person appears as a part of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1. [View Article]

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Alternative Names
  • Bloodworth, James

London, Middlesex, England


21 March, 1804 (aged ~ 45)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Surrey
Trial Date: 3 October 1785


Children: Yes (7)