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James Colley

James Colley, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Colley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
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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Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

1050. JAMES COLLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , two coats, value 45 s., the goods of John Cox Dillman Englehart , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN COX DILLMAN ENGLEHART . I rent a house at Acton . On the 11th of August, between two and three o’clock in the afternoon, one of my children gave me information. I went into the hall, and found the prisoner doing something up in a basket. I asked what he did there; he appeared confused, and on my repeating the question, he asked if I wanted any lemons; I told him to go about his business, he took up his basket, and went. I followed him, and before he got out of the garden, I insisted on looking in his basket, and found, two of my great coats. He was not willing for me to examine it. I could not see what was in it, without opening it. I took him out into the road, and sent for the constable who took him. One of them, was a box coat nearly new, and cost me four guineas and a half. I saw both in the hall the night before. He had two lemons in his hand. There was another man outside who ran away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WILLIAMSON . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge at the watch-house. He said he fell in company with a Jew who sold lemons, and the Jew gave him the basket, and told him if he saw any thing at the houses he went to, to put it in.

Prisoner’s Defence. I did not put them in the basket. The other man offered me 2 s. to carry them, and said he bought them of the footman.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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