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James Metcalf (1774–1843)

James Metcalf was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1792 aboard the Royal Admiral. He was described in the ship's indent as a glazier. In mid September 1799 he was charged, with others, with the murder of two Aboriginal boys. By 1802 he was renting 10 acres of land at Mulgrave Place and in 1806 had a housekeeper, Jane Wilson, who he married a year later. By 1814 he was living with Mary Thorpe at Windsor. In 1822 he had 30 acres of land at Windsor.

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  • Metcalfe, James



10 March, 1843 (aged ~ 69)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years