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James Coffee

James Coffee, one of 209 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 05 October 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Coffee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Shoemaker's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 5th October, 1840
Arrival date: 19th January, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 226. Tasmanian Archives.
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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Community Contributions

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:

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