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James Jenkins (1777–1835)

James Jenkins was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing seven sheep with his brother William. He arrived in Sydney in 1802 aboard the Coromandel. By 1806 he was leasing 80 acres of land with William Jenkins. They held 5 bushels wheat, 20 bushels maize, 2 male horses, 1 female horse, 1 cow, 22 male sheep, 64 female sheep, 4 male hogs and 1 female hog. In the 1814 Muster James gave his occupation as mason and in 1822 he gave his occupation as boatbuilder.

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Life Summary [details]


December, 1777
Dorstone, Herefordshire, England


27 January, 1835 (aged 57)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years