James Harrison

James Harrison


Born   C. 1780   Kildare, Ireland

Died   Unknown   New South Wales


James Harrison (born C. 1780) was tried in County Kildare on the 8th of September, 1821 for stealing copper and was given a seven year sentence, with transportation to Australia. He arrived on the 'Earl St. Vincent' on the 9th of September, 1823 from Cork, Ireland. James was granted a ticket of leave on the 18th of August, 1828 (Ticket # 28/274) and was allowed to remain in the District of Illawarra on recommendation of Illawarra Bench - 16/2/1828. He worked for Messrs. Bury and Wolstonecroft. Certificate of Freedom No. 28/806 was granted on the 11th of September, 1828. James married Catherine Howe on the 13th of September, 1829. They had a daughter in 1836 in Colo, NSW and named her Jane.