Clergyman - Teacher - Newspaperman
James Roe (1818 - 1897) was my great-great grandfather. He was an Anglican clergyman, but was convicted of forgery and sentenced to 10 years "penal servitude". The last seven years of this sentence were served as a convict in Western Australia. He had arrived in Western Australia in the York on 31 December 1862. In this state, Roe was first a teacher, then a newspaperman.
The transcript and letter are large files, but fascinating from a historical perspective.