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James Cameron

James Cameron, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cameron
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 323 (161)
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 29th August, 2019 wrote:

James was tried at the Old Bailey.

JAMES CAMERON, Theft - grand larceny, 17th September 1800.

607. JAMES CAMERON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of July, two Half-crowns, a sixpence, eight halfpence, and one farthing , the property of James Clements.

JAMES CLEMENTS sworn. - I am a baker , in Great Russel-street : On Friday, the 11th of July, about four in the afternoon, I went into a room behind the shop, and when I went into a shop again, I saw the prisoner lying across the counter; he had got the till drawn out to the utmost extent, and the money in his hand; he had got his hand in the part where the silver was; I ran round the counter as quick as possible; I pursued him; he ran down a passage till he got near Mr. Griffith’s brewhouse, where he was stopped by a witness that is here; I never lost sight of him; we brought him back to our shop, and there he begged for mercy, and said he would give up what he had taken if I would let him go; upon which be produced one half brown and four-pence farthing; he said he had done it through distress, that he had got a wife and one child; and in our way to Bow-street he begged we would let him go, and he would confess all he had taken; then he told us he had taken two half-crowns, one sixpence and four-pence farthing; then when we got to the office the other half-crown and sixpence, were found upon him: he told us in the room where he was in custody that he intended to have it all if he had not been detected; he could not get the till out, he was prevented by a screw that goes through the counter to stop it; I took him to Bow-street, and he was commited; I cannot swear to any of the money.

WILLIAM COLLINS sworn. - I am a carver and gilder: About four o’clock in the afternoon of Friday the 11th of July, I heard the cry of stop thief; I turned round and saw the prisoner running, and Clements following him very close; he ran down Earl’s-court. where the houses were pulling down; I ran round and met him; I put up my hands and stopped him; Clements immediately came up, and we took him back to the shop, and there he begged for mercy, that he was a man in distress; he produced a half-crown and four-pence farthing, which he said was all he had taken; we took him to Bow-street, and in the way to Bow-street, he said he had done it all through distress; if we would let him go he would confes all; he then produced another half-crown and sixpence, and said if he had not been detected, he meant to have had all.( William Pickering , the officer, produced the half-crown and sixpence, and the prosecutor produced the other half-crown and four-pence farthing.)

Prisoner’s defence. I sent to Pickering, when I was in Tothill-fields, for the three shillings, and he sent me word he would keep it till the sessions, on purpose to do me; I wish you would look into it, for it is made up among them.

GUILTY. (Aged 27.)

Transported for seven years.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before. Mr. RECORDER.
Source: Old Bailey online.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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