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James Clutterbuck

James Clutterbuck, one of 138 convicts transported on the Lady Ridley, 04 January 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Clutterbuck
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 4th February, 1877
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Ridley
Departure date: 4th January, 1821
Arrival date: 27th June, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 137 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 3
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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Peter on 10th August, 2014 wrote:

1841 employed as flagellator;
later to Port Arthur
CF 1845

D Wong on 25th October, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JAMES CLUTTERBUCK, Theft > grand larceny, 18th September 1820.
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

JAMES CLUTTERBUCK was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of August , one suit of boy’s clothes, value 10 s., the goods of George Morley.
JAMES HUNT. I am servant to George Morley, who is a clothes-salesman, and lives in Whitechapel. On the 18th of August, these clothes hung on the door-post, pinned to a cloth. I heard an alarm, ran out, and a gentleman stopped the prisoner. He immediately dropped the clothes. I saw him running with them.
(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.
Transported for Seven Years.

James was 5’ 2 3/4” tall, grey eyes, brown hair.

Father & Mother at 38 Rose Lane Spital Fields a Pin Maker.

22/12/1821 Hobart Town Gazette:
James Clutterbuck, convict, was found guilty of a burglary and robbery, in the house of Mr. Thornton, in Collins-street: he was found guilty, and sentenced to receive 200 lashes, and to be transported to Macquarie Harbour for the remainder of his sentence.

19/9/1827: COF

26/10/1829 - Transportation for 7 years - Housebreaking.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr. John Roberts.
1833 Muster: Public Works
1835 Muster: Public Works

21/6/1836 Colonial Times, Hobart:
James Clutterbuck, was charged with having purloined a small bag of coal from the stack of Messrs. Murdoch on the Wharf having been observed by a gentleman of that establishment who distuibed him. As no direct loss could be proved, and the coal having been returned to the heap, no felony could be established, but as doubts were entertained of Mr. Clutterbuck’s honest and reputable residence, of which he could give no satisfactory account of, he was ordered to take lodgings
at the tread wheel.

Hobart SC 18 July 1837 6 weeks hard labor in Irons for stealing a shirt.

Hobart SC 21 Octr 1837 7 years

May 17 1841 12 {mos}

10/5/1844: TOL
1845: Free Certificate.

19/2/1855 The Hobarton Mercury:
WHO arrived m Van Diemen’s Land about 1821, will heaR of his NEPHEW, brother of Edward Clutterbuck, of Middlesex, by lapplying to Mr. Samuel Horton, near Ross.
February 17, 1855.

4/2/1877: James died aged 83 , a pauper, of Senilis at Cascades - registered Hobart.
(No marriage found).

Convict Changes History

Peter on 10th August, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 25th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th February, 1877 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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