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James Ball

James Ball, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ball
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Scotland Inverness Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 166
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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A. Follower on 10th December, 2019 wrote:

c1823: Stated aged 26, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks.

16-Apr-1847: James Ball, a private of the 76th Regiment of Foot, Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness-shire, tried for the crime of assault with intent to ravish. Tried at the High Court, Inverness.  Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

[National Records of Scotland, High Court of Justiciary processes, JC26/1847/11]

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, Stirling Castle, at Portsmouth.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Stirling Castle Convict Hulk at Portsmouth, Page 42]

1850: Ticket of Leave. District of Moreton Bay., 1850 in Brisbane, Queensland.

[NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts”, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4223; Reel 964]]

24-Jan-1855: James Ball appeared to answer a charge of assaulting James Collins, of the Sawyers Arms, and was ordered to find sureties to keep the peace for six months. Brisbane, Queensland.

[The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), Page 2. - 27 January 1855]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 10th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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