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John James

John James, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John James
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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 307 (155)
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 21st May, 2020 wrote:

HEREFORD. — W. Green, aged 21, T. Jones, aged ? and J. James, aged ? for burglary.—The three prisoners were indicted for breaking into the house of Mr. Spry, watchmaker at Hereford, on the 6th of last May, and stealing money, watches, goods, and other articles therefrom. Mr. Cross stated the case; Mr. Spry, the prosecutor, was examined by Mr Powell. detailed the circumstances of the robbery [which he stated at the time it occurred]; the cash, bills, and cheque stolen, amounted to 74/. and the whole of the property carried off, including watches, he believed be worth near 100/.  On the night before the robbery.  Green came to the shop, under the pretext buying an orange, but in consequence of his abusive conduct, witness turned him out of the shop and shut the door against him; when Green was apprehended, witness immediately knew him, as the man he had turned out of his shop. Mr, J. Owen, Police-Officer, deposed as to the apprehension of the prisoners in Worcester the day after the robbery; on searching Green in the room of an Inn there, saw a roll of paper drop from his hand, which, proved to 10 small notes of different banks.  Saunders and Wayland, Police-Officers at Worcester, staled that they had assisted the apprehension of the of the prisoners, and accompanied them in the coach to Hereford—Green during the journey, affected not to know Jones or James.  T. Prosser, carman, drove the prisoners in a chaise from Ledbury to Worcester. Hannah Harper, servant at the Saracen Head, Worcester, recollected the prisoners coming there, and partaking of refreshments, heard them them converse about money; from the conversation she thought them suspicious characters, and informed Saunders, a Police-Officer in Worcester, of the circumstance. Ann Rogers, servant to Mr. Spry, had seen Green turned out of her master’s shop, and saw Jones at one window, and James at the other. The property found on the prisoners was identified by Mr. Spry.  The Jury immediately found the prisoners guilty, Judgment of Death was recorded. They will be transported for life.
Worcester Journal, 18 Aug 1825.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st May, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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