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James Holt

James Holt, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Holt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 11th June, 1845
Age: 46 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 21st October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 157 (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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Peter Prichard on 17th August, 2018 wrote:


D Wong on 18th August, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Violent Theft: highway robbery.
28th October 1818
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Death

JAMES HOLT was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Luker on the King’s highway, on the 20th of September, at St. Mary le Strand, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, the sum of 14s., in monies numbered, his property.
Prisoner’s Defence. The prosecutor said he knew me very well, for he had served me with oysters-that he thought I was one of the men, but if I would give him some money he would discharge me. He did not appear before the magistrate until he was summoned.
GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 20.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
HOLT, James. Per “Grenada”
1824 Mar 12:  On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.57)

19/3/1832: Permission to marry Bridget Cassack (City of Edinburgh), aged 26 on bond - James was 34, had TOL.

1832: Married at Scots Church, Sydney.
Children listed:
1833: James
1834: Mary A
1835: Edwin
1837: Edwin
1839: Catherine
1840: Catharine

1829: TOL Bathurst, Born London.
1834: TOL Sydney.
19/5/1836: COF

Convict Changes History

Peter Prichard on 17th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th June, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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