- James Ditchfield per Woodford
- Native place
- Farmer labourer and ploughman
- Much pock pitted, much seamed in the face. Heart and darts inside right arm…
Ditchfield was transported for burglary but had previously been convicted of shooting a pheasant and had served time in the Penitentiary before working for a farmer near Wigan. Ditchfield absconded twice while at Brickendon and the second time, in , he was apprehended at Oatlands and given three months hard labour. He was also reported a number of times for disobedience of orders and insolence and was given the lash.
Ditchfield mostly worked ploughing, but also did a range of other jobs including planting turnips, stacking hay, and mowing. Once, he was required to count a number of bullocks that were apparently trespassing over Archer’s land. When unwell, he was taken to the doctor and prescribed doses of quinine. Ditchfield received his conditional pardon in .