Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

James Hale - Settler

Wambo - Map 5

The Heritage Branch Website recorded the history of the Wambo estate (Wombo on the map below) and James Hale -

'James Hale purchased the Wambo Estate from two free emigrants. He arrived in the colony in 1816 as a 20 year old convict who was forwarded to Windsor on assignment. By 1822, Hale had been freed by servitude and was working as an overseer for William Cox at the Hawkesbury.

In the 1820s and early 1830s Hale was a contractor to the Colonial Government supplying fresh and salt beef, mutton, flour, maize, firewood and cartage for survey parties departing Windsor. By 1828 he had established himself as a successful Windsor resident and local businessman, being innkeeper of the White Hart Inn at Windsor with 5 assigned servants; 2133 acres of land (11 being cleared); 11 horses; 433 cattle and 1090 sheep

Select here to find some of the convicts assigned to James Hale.

James Bowman John Gaggin George Bowman James Glennie David Brown alt=James Mein Dight Family Robert Hoddle George Galway Mills Thomas Parmeter James Hale Richard Hill George Bowman William Sims Bell Robert Adamson Rodd John Howe John Martin Davis Richard Hobden Robert Pringle Sampson Marshall Robert Dawson Archibald Mosman
Early Settler Map 5

James Hale's arrival is difficult to establish......

There were no convicts by the name of James Hale arriving in the colony 1816.

A convict by the name of John Hale arrived on the Mariner in 1816, He was from Monmouth, 20 years of age and a farmer's boy. He was convicted of a colonial crime in 1822 and sent to Port Macquarie in that same year.

A convict by the name of James Hall arrived on the Morley in 1817. He was a shoemaker by trade and was tried at Middlesex in 1816.