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James Coffee, one of 209 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 05 October 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 226. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 9th July, 2016 wrote:
James COFFEE was convicted at the CCC, London on 6 Jan 1840 for stealing a goose, from Mrs. Cook’s poultry business in Princes St. Westminster. A previous offence for “being out all night” and stealing clothes and shoes, belonging to his master - Mr. Joseph Stone, a Shoemaker - then aged 13years and had been in this employ approx. 2 years. 1 month’s confinement.
(Note James was only 14yrs of age.) 7 yr transportation sentence.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)per the ‘Hindostan’ arriving 19 Jan 1841.
Aged 14yrs; labourer shoemaker; 4’6 1/4”; can read & write; Roman Catholic; fair complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place - Strand, London.
VDL: 2 year’s Probation Period. Station Gang: Point Peur (a reformatory place for young offenders in the Colony)
4 Jan 1844: Misconduct. 7 days solitary confinement.
5 Mar 1844: Insolence. 7 days solitary confinement.
14 Aug 1845: Disorderly conduct. 7 days solitary confinement.
18 Oct 1845: Absent, without leave. 3 days solitary confinement.
1845: noted that he could earn his living as a bricklayer.
1 Sept 1846: Ticket of Leave granted.
6 Jan 1847: Certificate of Freedom granted.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 9th July, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 226. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 226), date of birth: