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Ferris, James (1794–1881)

James Ferris was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in New South Wales aboard the Hadlow in 1820. He was 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cms) tall, with a ruddy complexion, black hair and hazel eyes. Listed as James Farras he was transported to Port Macquarie as a government servant. By 1825 he was working as an assigned servant for Walter W. Bean. In 1825 Willoughby Bean requested that Ferris's wife also be assigned to him.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Faris, James
  • Farras, James

Carlow, Ireland


2 February, 1881 (aged ~ 87)
Casino, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life