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James Fleming

James Fleming, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fleming
Aliases: Flemming
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
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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Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 wrote:

THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates, Free Pardon, or Tickets of Leave, during the last Week:-
Ocean (2)....... James Fleming, duplicate; 
Sydney Gazette, Thurs 4 March 1824.

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 March 2021), December 1816, trial of JAMES FLEMMING (t18161204-122).
JAMES FLEMMING, Theft > pocketpicking, 4th December 1816.

125. JAMES FLEMMING , was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of November , 1s. 6d. in monies numbered, the property of Thomas Gearing , from his person .

JOHN THOMAS GEARING. I am a constable of St. Giles’s . On the 2nd of November, between twelve and one o’clock in the morning, I was in Dyot-street ; there was a great crowd, and I went to see what was the matter; the prisoner put his hand into my pocket, he drew my money out, and threw it away; I took him, and gave him in charge.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . The prisoner was given into my charge at the watch-house.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was looking at the crowd, and he took me.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
ADM 101/57/8/11817-1817

Folio 4: James Fleming, Convict, aged 16; disease or hurt, headache, nausea, anorexia, bad taste in his mouth and sickness of the stomach. Taken ill, 2 September 1817. Dismissed 14 September 1817.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Flemming

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