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Moses Fonseca

Moses Fonseca, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Moses Fonseca
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Chimney sweep
Date of Death: 7th April, 1848
Age: 46 years

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 Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delievery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 277 (140) Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1st December 1819, page 48.
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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Suzanne Nagel on 15th January, 2017 wrote:

85. MOSES FONSECA was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of Robert Easto , from his person .
ROBERT EASTO , I am a tea-dealer , and live in Tooley-street, Borough. On the 9th of November, about four o’clock in the afternoon, I was in King-street, Cheapside , while the Lord Mayor’s procession was passing - I stood there about five minutes. The officer came to me with a handkerchief, and asked me if it was mine? it was so - it was safe five minutes before. There was a great crowd. I do not know when he took it. The prisoner was laid hold of.
JAMES HANLEY . I am a constable. I was in King-street as the procession was passing; I saw the prisoner, with two other lads - I saw him with his arm between two gentlemen who stood together, one of whom was the prosecutor - he appeared to have his arm round Mr. Easto’s body; he turned his head, and spoke to the two lads, they immediately closed and hid him from my view. I stepped forward, and the moment I came up I saw a silk handkerchief in the prisoner’s hand, he was handing it to one of the other two. I seized him and one of the lads - the lad, I think, threw the handkerchief on the pavement. I told Mr. Easto, he claimed it. The lad got away as I stopped to pick it up, but I kept hold of the prisoner.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Life .
London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Suzanne Nagel on 15th January, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 277 (140) Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1st December 1819, page 48. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number

Suzanne Nagel on 15th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 277 (140) Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1st December 1819, page 48. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class a

Fiona Coyte on 25th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 1812), date of death: 7th April, 1848 (prev. 0000), occupation

Iris Dunne on 25th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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