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James Walsh (c. 1783–?)

James Walsh was sentenced to 7 years transportation at the 1801 Spring Session at Waterford, Ireland. He arrived at Sydney in July 1802 aboard the Atlas. In 1806 he was working as an indented servant for William Bowman. By 1814 he was a landowner at Liverpool and was living with Ann Pearce. The convict John Thorton, or John Thornton was working for him.

Walsh was still at Liverpool in 1825 when Jane Rose was recorded as living with him with a two-year-old child. Rose was listed as his wife in 1828. Her oldest son Thomas Rose was working on the property as a labourer until he left for England in 1829. The couple moved to a farm at Bulli in the early 1830s. Jane then ran the farm. She was granted 60 acres at Bulli in 1839 which became known as Seafield Farm.

information from

  • Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 3 September 2020
  • 'Jane/Jenny Jones', Fellowship of First Fleeters, — accessed 3 September 2020

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'Walsh, James (c. 1783–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Walch, James
  • Welsh, James

c. 1783

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years