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Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2012
Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Oct 22, 2012.
6 convicts with surname DrysdaleNameDescriptionConvicted AtDeparture DatePlace of Arrival…Continue
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Yes , I noticed that afterposting below , it seems there is atleast some one out there that claims this James Drysdale from London
Russell, have you seen this: http://genforum.genealogy.com/australia/messages/42639.html ?
Finally , a break .......
James Drysdale, born in London abt 1809, convicted of 'street robbery' in the London GD (Gaol Delivery)and sentenced to life imprisonment and transportation to Australia on 27 Oct 1827.James was granted a Ticket of Leave in August 1836 and lived in Bathurst, NSW, Australia. On 1 Feb 1845 he was granted a Conditional Pardon.In 1846 he married one Sarah Baxter in Bathurst.He had three sons - Charles b1847 d1850, George James b 21 Jun 1849 and John b1851 d1859.James died in Bathurst on 27 Jan 1853.
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