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James Christie, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||4th March, 1899
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 29 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 177 (90)
||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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Kym on 7th November, 2013 wrote:
His full name was James Scott Christie. James was a pianoforte maker at Broadwoods Piano Makers 32-35 Brewer Street, Golden Square, London. Convicted and sentenced to transportation but spent 3 years on the Ship the York while there he was charged with a further 2 crimes and found guilty.
1st charge and found guilty of deception/fraud on the 26th February 1838 sentenced to 7 years transportation.
2nd charge and found guilty on the 26th February 1838 deception/fraud sentenced to 7 years transportation extra to the first 7 years.
3rd Charge found guilty of deception/forgery and sentenced to 15 years transportation
Married to Hannah Tiley (free woman and widow)in Tasmania 28/06/1857.
Geoff Marsh on 7th November, 2013 wrote:
James Christie was transported for forging a receipt to the value of £4 8s 3d and keeping the money for himself. He had previously been sentenced in 1838 to 14yrs imprisonment (commuted to 7yrs) for obtaining goods by false pretences. He actually served 3yrs. Two of which were served aboard the prison hulk “York” which was moored at Gosport, Hampshire. He was a single man who could read and write.
Kym on 6th September, 2015 wrote:
Year of birth from private family letters and records is 1813. Brothers John and William.
Convict Changes History
Kym on 7th November, 2013 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 29 years, alias1, date of birth 1813, date of death 4th March, 1899, gender, crime
Geoff Marsh on 7th November, 2013 made the following changes:
source, date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime