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James Case

James Case, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Case
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 4th May, 1867
Age: 90 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 9 (7)
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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Gavin D Thompson on 15th June, 2019 wrote:

Birthdate derived from age given at death.
He was married 15 July 1816 at Broad Chalke, Wiltshire to Ann Moxem and six births are recorded:
Henry, 8 Aug 1817; Elias, 8 Jun 1819; Jane, 1 Dec 1821; George, 23 May 1825; Josiah, 3 Jan 1830; Henry, 13 Jul 1831. These are baptismal dates recorded at Broad Chalke. After James’ transportation, Ann had another son, William, 25 Dec 1835, father not named but probably George Blick, whom she subsequently married 31 Jan 1849.
James received a Free Pardon (No. 302) on 3 Feb 1836 and he died at the General Hospital, Hobart on 4 May 1867.

Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives – Petition record - HO 17/46/46 - Date -1831 Jan 19.
1 collective petition (10 people, yeoman of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire) on behalf of James Case, 47 years, convicted at the Wiltshire Special Assizes at Salisbury in December 1830, for machine breaking. There is also a covering letter from Earl Radnor of Longford Castle enclosing petition dated 22 January 1831 and a gaoler’s report stating ‘character not known’. Grounds for clemency: previous good character - honest and sober, first offence, industrious and is a good labourer. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. GP 46.

Jayne Collingwood on 2nd October, 2020 wrote:

He was my 4 x removed grandfather his son Josiah married and had a daughter Jane Case who my line follows I wonder if he remarried in Van Diemans land and had any offspring

D Wong on 3rd October, 2020 wrote:

James Case did not remarry in Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Gavin D Thompson on 15th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th May, 1867 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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