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James Skipper
Bombala c1862



James Skipper and Jane nee Bodman

Photo supplied by Fay Richardson [fayrichardson-at-optusnet.com.au]


From: Pamela Birch [Pamela.Birch@bedford.gov.uk]
Sent: Friday, 12 August 2011 2:15 AM
To: iansharvey
Subject: James Skipper on Monaro Pioneers website

Dear Mr Harvey,

Bedfordshire & Luton Archives Service has just been contacted by one of the descendants of James Skipper who was convicted in Bedford, England in 1839 and transported. By coincidence I had just featured the case of James Skipper on our website pages for our Paths to Crime Cataloguing project and we were able to supply further information to the descendant who in return gave us information about what happened to James once he got to Australia and suggested that we might like to link to the Monaro Pioneers website. We would like to do this however, I see that you say that James was convicted in Bedford, Ireland, which is incorrect, would it be possible to update this information to say Bedford, England please?

I donít know whether there is any way you could link to our web sites but if so may I request that you link to the page that mentions James Skipper and also to our gaol database, which not only includes James and his accomplice but also many other people who spent time in Bedford gaol before being sent off to Australia. The links are as follows:



Thank you

Yours sincerely

Pamela Birch
Conservator/Premises & Projects Officer
Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service
Tel; 01234 228908

Opening hours: Monday 9am-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-5pm.  Closed on Thursday.

Find out more about Bedfordshire's history and search our online catalogues at www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/archive

Descendants of James Skipper
David Smith

Recompiled from the new Monaro Pioneers database
with additional research by Ian Harvey: 
nd additional information supplied by:
Fay Richardson [fayrichardson-at-optusnet.com.au]  23.11.07
Leslie Bruce Myors [b_emyors-at-hotmail.com] 28.03.08
Jennifer Mitchell <jennifermitchell45-at-@gmail.com
> 10.06.08
Bruce Stubbs [brucestubbs-at-ymail.com] 20.03.11


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