Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

James Copeland

James Copeland, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Copeland
Aliases: Johnson, William (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 491 (246)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If James Copeland was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about James Copeland?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 July 2020), February 1832, trial of JAMES COPELAND, alias JOHNSON (t18320216-16).
JAMES COPELAND, Theft > pocketpicking, 16th February 1832.
522. JAMES COPELAND, alias JOHNSON , was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Alexander Cathie ; and 1 shirt, value 6s., the goods of Adam Cathie , from the person of Sarah Cathie ; and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

SARAH CATHIE . I am the wife of Alexander Cathie . On the 10th of January, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon, I was between Giltspur-street Compter and Newgate-street, with a bundle under my arm - the prisoner came, and snatched it from me; I am quite certain of him - I was labouring under a severe hoarseness, and could not call out loud; he was in front of me, and with the force of the snatch turned me quite round - I had a full view of him; he got away, and was stopped about the middle of Newgate-street, but my bundle was then gone- I have not a doubt of his person; a shawl in the bundle belonged to my nephew, Adam Cathie .

JOSEPH GRAMSON . I am errand-boy to a gentleman in Newgate-street. I saw the prosecutrix in Giltspur-street, and saw the prisoner snatch her bundle; I am quite sure of him - he went up Newgate-street; I raised an alarm, followed, and laid hold of him - I did not see what he did with the bundle.

CHARLES HAYNES . I am a street-keeper. I found the prisoner in charge.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was in Newgate-street; a man tapped me on the shoulder, and said I was wanted - the woman said I had robbed her.

RICHARD MANNING . I am an officer of Bridge-ward. I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clerk’s office; I was present at his trial - (read) - I am certain he is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Life .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Johnson, William (alias) (prev. Johnson, William (Alias))

Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au