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James Fleming

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fleming
Aliases: Connely (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
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 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
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 493 (247)
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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Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 July 2020), September 1831, trial of JOSEPH CROFT JAMES FLEMING , alias CONNELY (t18310908-387).
JOSEPH CROFT, JAMES FLEMING, Theft > simple larceny, Theft > receiving, 8th September 1831.
1924. JOSEPH CROFT was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , 1 spoon, value 10s. , the goods of Frank Godman Capel ; and JAMES FLEMING , alias CONNELY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

SARAH GALE . I am cook to Frank Godman Capel, of Nottingham-street, Marylebone . The prisoner Croft was in the habit of coming to the house, to go on errands, but was not regularly employed. On the 23rd of August, about one o’clock in the day, I had this spoon in use in the kitchen; I saw Croft standing by the kitchen door, about six o’clock, and about nine I missed the spoon - I found it at the office next morning.

JOSEPH PIKE . I am a stone-mason, and my sister is housekeeper to Mr. Capel. Having been informed that Croft had made a confession, I went to him, and asked where the spoon was - I did not make him any threat or promise; he told me that a boy, named James Connely , was offering it for sale for him, at the corner of Peter-street, and the boy had told him the party had detained the spoon - I went to Peter-street; no spoon had been offered there - I went with Croft to Stingo-lane; he gave me a description, by which I found Fleming.

BENJAMIN ETCHELLS . I am a Policeman. Pike applied to me, and I took Croft, who gave the account Pike has stated; he said Connely told him to bring him any thing that was silver, and he could sell it for him; I wentto Edwards’-place, Seymour-place, where Fleming lived, and Clark brought Fleming to me, with the spoon in his hand.

CHARLES CLARK . I am a Policeman. I heard Croft’s description of the boy; I was going up Crawford-street, and saw Fleming running as hard as he could, with another person; I took him, and found the silver table-spoon in his left hand, which I saw him take from his pocket, wrapped in a green cloth - I took it from him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Croft’s Defence. I was putting some shavings away in the cellar, and found this spoon - I cleaned it, and asked this boy to mind it for me till morning, when I meant to return it.

Fleming’s Defence. He came to me, and said he had found the spoon in the vault - he did not know whether it was silver, but if it was he would take it back in the morning, and asked me to mind it for him, as he did not want his father and mother to know it; in the morning the Policeman came and made a noise about it - I came out, and ran across Crawford-street; the Policeman came up, and I gave it to him.

CROFT - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.


Transported for Fourteen Years .


Convict Changes History

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

alias1: Connely (alias) (prev. Connely (Alias))

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

gender: m, crime

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