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James Thatcher (1812–1886)

James Thatcher, a stableman, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a donkey. He arrived in Sydney in 1832 aboard the Lady Harewood. He was assigned to Archibald Bell. He married Ann Reason in 1832. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1837. In 1848 he was sentenced to fifteen years transportation for cattle stealing, arriving in Tasmania aboard the Lady Franklin. His occupations were given as labourer and groom; his height as 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cms) and his marital status as single. His ticket of leave was revoked on 26 March 1853.

Thatcher died at the New Town 'pauper establishment' in 1886. His age was given as 70 and his occupation as labourer.

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Life Summary [details]


Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


30 July, 1886 (aged ~ 74)
New Town, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years