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James Juba

James Juba, one of 250 convicts transported on the London, 15 March 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Juba
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Brewer
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 10 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: London
Departure date: 15th March, 1844
Arrival date: 9th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 41 (22)
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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Kath Mungeam on 20th April, 2019 wrote:

Son of James Juba and Mary Boughton born in Leicester in 1823.  James concluded his sentence in 1854.  Last item found was for an Oyster Fishery Licence issued to James in the City of Hobart in march 1869.

D Wong on 21st April, 2019 wrote:

6/1/1844 Leicestershire Mercury Leicestershire, England:

GEORGE WESTON, was charged with having feloniously entered the dwelling house of Mr. Drayton, Castle View, on the 19th November last, and stolen therein a gold watch, five brooches, and a number of other articles, his property.  Mr. Mellor appeared for the prosecution.
The servant girl of the prosecutor went out about 7 o’clock on the evening in question (Sunday), and when she returned, in about an hour, saw a light in the house and the front door was fastened inside.  She then went for the police.
Police Constabel Ward went to the house on receiving information and found it had been ransacked.
Police Constable Haynes met the prisoner with Juba in the lane leading to Flower’s mill shortly before 8 on the night in question.  He search Weston and found a gold watch and a number of brooches, &c., and also the key of Mr. Drayton’s back door.  He now produced the articles, which Mrs. Drayton identified. Prisoner said he met with Juba on the West Bridge, and they went together down the lane. Juba picked up a handkerchief containing all these articles. Guilty.

JAMES JUBA, 17, pleaded guilty to the same indictment. They were severally sentenced to ten years’ transportation.

George Weston was also on board the ‘London’.

James Juba was 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Leicestershire.

Occupation: Brewer/Malster.

James was 5’7½” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, no whiskers, blue eyes, deeply pockpitted, small scar on 2nd finger of right hand, scar on left hand, several small scars on 2 & 3 fingers left hand, protestant, single, illiterate.

Brothers: Alfred, Henry.
Sisters: Mary, Harriet—all at native place.

Served 15 months probation at Southport.

10/10/1845: Emerged from Gang.

9/4/1850: TOL

1850: Employed by Captain Moriarty.

23/6/1851: Fully committed for trial at Richmond for Sheep stealing.

21/7/1851 - Not Guilty.

13/1/1854: Certificate of Freedom - working for Himself.

29/1/1864 The Mercury, Hobart:
LARCENY.-James Juba and Susan White were charged on information by Detective Vickers, with having on the 20th day of January feloniously stolen a watch, the property of Thomas Chance.
Detective Vickers prayed for the discharge of the prisoners, as he had no evidence to offer.
Prisoners were discharged accordingly.

Convict Changes History

Kath Mungeam on 20th April, 2019 made the following changes:


D Wong on 21st April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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