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Wright, James (1786–1825)

James Wright was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1810 aboard the Indian. By 1814 he had been assigned to John Turnbull. In 1816 he married Turnbull's daughter Mary Ann. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1822.

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'Wright, James (1786–1825)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/wright-james-17203/text29248, accessed 8 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1786
England

Death

23 May 1825
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

executed

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life