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James Frebery, one of 306 convicts transported on the Lincelles, 30 September 1861
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 367 (185)
||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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Sha on 20th May, 2018 wrote:
Charged with cutting and wounding with attempt to murder.
Death recorded of victim.
D Wong on 21st May, 2018 wrote:
24/12/1859 Leeds Times West Yorkshire, England:
At Gloucester, James Frebery, a wretched-looking fellow, with his neck bandaged, having attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat, was charged with a murderous assault on Emma Mabbet, at Almondsbury, on the 29th October.
Prosecutrix deposed that she lived with her mother-in-law, and that the prisoner had lived with them. On the evening in question, her mother-in-law having gone to Bristol, the prisoner forced the house door open, seized the prosecutrix by the left arm, pulled off his boots, and forced her up-stairs.
On reaching her bed-room, he said, “Turn round, there’s a flea on you neck.” She then saw that he had a razor in his hand, and she fell or was pushed upon the floor, when she felt a razor go through her left ear, and also received a cut on her forehead.
A struggle followed, and she lost her senses but on coming to herself she found her throat and hands badly cut, and had to be removed to the Bristol Infirmary.
Prosecutrix had been on intimate terms with the prisoner.
A statement made by the accused before the magistrates having been read, to the effect that he did not know what he was doing when he committed the offence, the jury found him Guilty, and Sentence of Death was recorded against him.
James Frebery was listed as being 29 years old on arrival in WA. He was single, 5’7” tall, brown hair and eyes, long face, dark complexion, stout, illiterate.
Comments: Labourer, farm servant, smith. To Shanghai, 28/4/1873.
Convict Changes History
Sha on 20th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 21st May, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 367 (185)
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