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Details for the convict James Grant (1831)

Convict Name:James Grant
Trial Place:Essex Special Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:6 December 1830
Sentence:14 years
Notes:[FP written (possibly later) under surname]
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Eliza II (3)
Arrival Year:1831
 
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James Grant was one of three brothers from Kirby le Soken, Essex who were sentenced to transportation for their part in the Kirby Riot of 8 December 1830.

James, son of Thomas and Mary (nee Purkiss) was baptised 5 August 1798 at St Michael's, Kirby. He married Elizabeth Sallows 20 March 1829 at St Michael's. James and Elizabeth had two children, Mary born 1830 and Sarah born and died 1831. James was involved in the riot of 8 December 1830 and was convicted on 11 December on one count of machine breaking and sentenced to 7 years transportation.

James, his brothers John and Thomas, and 221 other convicts sailed for Van Dieman's Land from Portsmouth on 6 February 1831 on the Eliza. Departure date is sometimes given as 2 February, but this may be the date they were transferred to the Eliza from the hulk Lion. They arrived on 28 May 1831.

I have found no trace of children of the marriage, nor of Elizabeth after the marriage.

James was given 50 lashes for neglect of duty and complaining of his provisions without a cause in February 1832
James was granted Free Pardon Number 270 on 24 April 1837

There are graves for James, John and Thomas Grant in the Geelong East Cemetery, Victoria; however there is no way of proving that they are the graves of the three Grant brothers from Kirby le Soken, Essex, UK.

Submitted by Researcher (4517) on 14 August 2015

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Research notes

Baptism - St Michael, Kirby le Soken, Essex 1798 No. 14 August 5 Essex Records Office D/P169/1/2 Marriage - 1829 St Michael, Kirby page 42 Essex Records Office D/P169/1 Witness S.Sallows J.Cousins
Submitted by Researcher (4517) on 26 July 2015

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/8, p.1

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