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James Cheatham (?–1832)

James Cheatham, a gunmaker, was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Tasmania in 1820 aboard the Dromedary. He was described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and light blue eyes. His wife was also sent to the colony as a convict that year. He was issued with a certificate of freedom on 30 March 1826.

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4 December, 1832
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years