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James Butterworth (1815–1882)

James Butterworth was sentenced to 14 years' transportation on a charge of larceny from a person. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Captain Cook in 1833. His trade was given as errand boy. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1841.

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14 March, 1815
London, Middlesex, England


15 October, 1882 (aged 67)
North Shore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years