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James Kelly, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 41 (22)
||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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John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 wrote:
On 8 January 1810, James Kelly alias Watson appeared at Edinburgh High Court on libel for four thefts (probably committed late 1809) - (1)silver watch from house of William Ness,Blair Street; (2)silver teaspoons and 4 guineas from John Glasgow, publican in Canongate; (3)two silver watches from house of George Dennis, North Leith; and (4)silver teaspoons and gold plate from house of James Porter, South Leith. Found Not Proven on first charge, but Guilty of others. Sentenced to be executed 21 February 1810, but respited and transported for life. See Scots Magazine (1810) Vol.72, p 156 and McGowan, John (2013) A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 155 and p 229.
Convict Changes History
John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1 Watson (alias) (prev. Wasson (Alias)), gender, crime