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Maiden, James (1809–1869)

James Maiden, a farm servant, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing silver ware and candles. He arrived in Sydney in 1834 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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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