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James Barton

James Barton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neptune, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Barton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 5th May, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 415 (209)
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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Maureen Withey on 21st December, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 December 2019), October 1817, trial of JAMES BARTON WILLIAM CHAPMAN JOHN SMITH (t18171029-46).
JAMES BARTON, WILLIAM CHAPMAN, JOHN SMITH, Theft > pocketpicking, 29th October 1817.

1478. JAMES BARTON , WILLIAM CHAPMAN and JOHN SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of October , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of a certain person unknown, from his person .

WILLIAM MARCHANT. I am an officer. On the 11th of October, between one and two o’clock in the afternoon, I saw the three prisoners coming down Newgate-street ; they noticed several gentlemens’ pockets as they passed; I followed them into Cheapside, they crossed and went down the right hand of St. Paul’s Church-yard; they came back again and crossed to the same spot where I first saw them in Cheapside; they followed very close after a gentleman - I saw Chapman take the handkerchief out of the gentleman’s pocket - I laid hold of him and Barton, I pushed them down an entry and fell on them; I took them to a house, searched them, and found the handkerchief upon Chapman; I handcuffed them and brought them out. I had not got many yards before I heard a voice say, “who are you looking at? have you never seen two men before;” I turned round and saw Smith, and took him. I could not find the gentleman-the handkerchief was marked, C.P.

CHAPMAN’S Defence. It is my handkerchief.

WILLIAM MARCHANT, re-examined. The magistrate asked him if there was any mark on it-he said none.

BARTON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

CHAPMAN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 21.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

The original document shows all three were transported for life.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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