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Lockard, James (1814–1833)

James Lockard, a farmer's boy, was sentenced to life transportation for shop breaking. He had no previous convictions. He arrived in Sydney in 1830 aboard the Edward. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet ¼ inch (152.5 cms) tall, with a ruddy, slightly freckled complexion, dark hazel eyes and light brown hair. He could read. His name was given as James Lockhart in the newspaper descriptions of his murder trial.

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  • Lockhart, James

Tyrone, Ireland


4 February, 1833 (aged ~ 19)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: life