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James Harris

James Harris, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 255 (129)
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 19th October, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 19 October 2020), September 1819, trial of SAMUEL TAYLOR JAMES HARRIS FRANCIS KNIGHT (t18190915-230).

SAMUEL TAYLOR, JAMES HARRIS, FRANCIS KNIGHT, Theft > grand larceny, 15th September 1819.
1304. SAMUEL TAYLOR . JAMES HARRIS , and FRANCIS KNIGHT were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , one coat, value 2 s., and one key, value 6 d. , the property of Joseph Quilliot .
JOSEPH QUILLIOT . I live at Newington. I lost my coat and key from Mr. Carter’s garden, at Kingsland , where I was at work. It was afterwards brought to me.
WILLIAM HUTT . I am a grocer, and live at Kingsland. I saw Harris go into Mr. Carter’s garden, and take the coat - he came out and gave it to Taylor. Knight was with them. I had seen all three together before - they all three ran away. I went home and told my master. They were all three apprehended together about a quarter of an hour after; I had noticed them lurking about together for sometime before.
JOHN BUMPSTEAD . I am a publican, and live at Kingsland. I saw the three prisoners run by my house, Taylor had the coat. I called Stop thief! and some brickmaker’s stopped them. Taylor threw it down.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
TAYLOR’S Defence. I know nothing of it. I was throwing a stone, and accidentally hit a gentleman, he ran after me, and I was taken.
TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 16.
HARRIS - GUILTY . Aged 17.
KNIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Seven Years.
Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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