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James Giblett

James Giblett, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Giblett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 239 (121)
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 8th April, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 April 2021), January 1824, trial of JAMES GIBLETT (t18240114-171).
JAMES GIBLETT, Theft > grand larceny, 14th January 1824.

378. JAMES GIBLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , two pieces of leather, value 2 s. , the goods of Oliver Owen , his master .

OLIVER OWEN . I am a currier , and live in Drury-lane . The prisoner was in my service. On the 24th of December, in consequence of suspicion, I marked two pairs of soles, and gave them to Lack.

SAMUEL LACK . I am an officer. I received the pieces of leather, and gave them to Swann.

JAMES SWANN . I am servant to Mr. Owen. The soles were marked, and my master put me into the back parlour to watch, and about half-past seven o’clock in the morning, of the 24th of December, I saw the prisoner rubbing the counter down; he left off in the middle of it, took a pile of soles down off the shelf, selected two pairs, and put them into his bosom. He finished the counter, and went to clean my master’s boots, and when my master came down, I told him, and took them out of his bosom myself.

MR. OWEN. I marked the soles, and put them on the shelf - they are mine.

Prisoner’s Defence, written. I have been two years in the prosecutor’s service, and am innocent. The property was found near to where I was standing cleaning boots, but I do not know how they came there.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .


National Archives. Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/15/741824 Jan 29

Prisoner name: James Charles Giblett.

Prisoner age: 17.

Court and date of trial: Old Bailey January Sessions 1824.

Crime: Stealing two small pieces of leather valued at 2s from his employer.

Initial sentence: Seven years’ transportation.

Annotated (Outcome): 2 February 1824 Nil.

Petitioner(s): Thomas Giblett father and 13 inhabitants of London.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Previous good character; youth; aged and afflicted parents.


NSW 1828 Census Index.
James Giblett, age 22, G.S. Hercules, 1824, 7 years, protestant, Labourer, R. Wiseman, Nerrein, Luskintyre district.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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