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James Hobbs

James Hobbs, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hobbs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Bricklayer
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 a gun
Convicted at: Gloucester City Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 368
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

Maureen Withey on 2nd September, 2019 wrote:

1828 NSW census.
The census form was dated 19 Nov 1820, very soon after James Hobbs arrived in NSW.
It shows him in household of settler, John Liscombe , aged 30, a police clerk and his wife and child at Bathurst Settlement:
James Hobbs, age 20, C.G.S., (C. Harcourt, 1828, 7 yrs) he is employed as a bricklayer, resident at Stowford, and he is a protestant.
Also in the household are a number of other persons.

Maureen Withey on 2nd September, 2019 wrote:

James Hobbs and Edward Mott, for stealing a gun, the property of T. Saunders of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Journal, 21 Jan 1828.

Gloucester, February 9. On Tuesday last the undermentioned convicts were removed from our County Gaol to the Justicia Hulk, at Woolwich, preparatory to their embarkation for New South Wales, under their sentence of transportation for seven years, viz. ... James Hobbs, Ed. Mott, ...
Cheltenham Chronicle, 14 Feb 1828

Maureen Withey on 21st January, 2021 wrote:

Hulk Records, Woolwich. HO-9-4 4 page 42/51.

Received 6 Feb 1828.
James Hobbs, age 19, Stg double barrelled gun, Tried Glos Genl Sessions, 15 Jan 1828, 7 years, Transported 19 Apr 1828.

Edwd. Mott, age 19, Stg a double barrelled gun,  Tried Glos Genl Sessions, 15 Jan 1828, 7 years, Transported 19 Apr 1828.

Maureen Withey on 21st January, 2021 wrote:

Convict Index, 1791-1873.

James Hobbs, per Countess of Harcourt, 1828, Ticket of Leave, District, Bathurst; Born, Cheltenham; Trade, bricklayer; Tried, Gloucester G.S. 32/1064.

James Hobbs, per Countess of Harcourt, 1828, Certificate of Freedom, 25 Mar 1835. 35/0178. TL 32/1067.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 21st January, 2021 made the following changes:

crime

Maureen Withey on 21st January, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation

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