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James Maiden (c. 1809–1869)

James Maiden (c.1809-1869), a farm servant, was sentenced to seven years transportation at Lancaster Assizes on 8 March 1834 for stealing silverware and candles. He arrived in Sydney in January 1835 aboard the Bengal Merchant. The ship's indent described him as being 5 feet 7 inches (170 cms) tall, with a brown complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. He had had no education. In the 1837 Muster he was recorded as being assigned to Peter Stuckey. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1839.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1809
Lancashire, England


28 December, 1869 (aged ~ 60)
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: 8 March 1834


Occupation: farm labourer