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James Harris

James Harris, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

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 60 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: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 266. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-21,219,53,L,80
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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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th November, 2013 wrote:

James Harris was convicted at Middlesex on 14/02/1833 for stealing prs of stockings. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Moffatt’ arriving 09/05/1834.

Hulk Report: orderly

Single man

Assignments in Colony
1837 assigned as a Constable.
Some records of misconduct and removed from the Police.

Ticket of Leave 22/05/1839
Free Certificate no 213 1840

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th November, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

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