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James Marsh (1812–1900)

James Marsh, a stable boy, was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for highway robbery. He had two previous convictions. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cms) tall, with a ruddy complexion, light brown hair and grey eyes. He was a Protestant and had had no education. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Norfolk in 1829.

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Warrington, Lancashire, England


28 August, 1900 (aged ~ 88)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years