James Cartland (1771–1791)

JAMES CARTLAND was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London, England on 24 February 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived with the Third Fleet per Active (1791) on 26 September 1791 but survived only one month in the colony; by 27 October 1791 he was lying in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.


  • Born: 1771
  • Tried and convicted for stealing two and a half bushels of coals: 24 February 1790, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 24 February 1790, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales with the Third Fleet per Active: 27 March 1791, Portsmouth, England
  • Arrived per Active: 26 September 1791, Port Jackson, Colony of New South Wales
  • Died: c. 27 October 1791, Parramatta, New South Wales
  • Buried: 27 October 1791, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

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# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Active (1791)

# Burial year: 1791

# Grave: unmarked

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