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Rediscovering Ginninderra: A database:
James Gledman

Born: 1780

In the 1823-1825 convict muster, James Gledman (listed as Joseph) was recorded as a servant to ‘Mr Best of Parramatta’. By the 1828 census he appears as one of Palmer’s convicts at Ginninderra, working as a labourer. His trade in the documentation was ‘ploughman’, which would have made him a handy addition to the skills mix of Palmerville estate.

Gledman had arrived in Australia aboard the Recovery in 1818 to serve out a 14-year sentence. He was a native of Warwickshire, born in 1780.

Nothing more that is certain is known about him.

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