but now I'm even more confused. if James was born
in 1826 he came to Australia when he was 14 years old.
on the ships disposal list he is listed as being 18.
would it have been possible to put his age up by four
years? as far as I can tell he didn't come out with any family. on his son William's birth certificate it states that he was aged'about 40 years' in 1861 when William
was born. is this usual or was he hiding something?