People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

James Wilbow (1768–1840)

James Wilbow was sentenced to seven years transportation for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering a dwelling house and stealing four waistcoats worth 10 shilling 6 pence. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Salamander as part of the Third Fleet. By 1794 he had a grant of land at Mulgrave Place and had 30 acres cleared in 1801. By 1806 he held 86 acres in the Hawkesbury region. He was appointed a constable in 1812, working in Sydney. In 1828 he gave his occupation as farmer.

Citation details

'Wilbow, James (1768–1840)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Wilbra, James
  • Wilbore, James
  • Wilbo, James
  • Wymbowe, James

16 April, 1768
London, Middlesex, England


18 March, 1840 (aged 71)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years