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James Kimmerley

James Kimmerley, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Kimmerley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 522
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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Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 March 2020), December 1827, trial of JAMES KIMMERLEY (t18271206-212).
JAMES KIMMERLEY, Theft > pocketpicking, 6th December 1827.
213. JAMES KIMMERLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of November , 1 pair of shoes, value 6s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 1 hat, value 2s.; 1 knife, value 6d.; 1 pencil, value 1d.; 2 half-crowns, and 21 shillings, the property of Isaac Stanley , from his person .

ISAAC STANLEY. I am a sawyer . On the 4th of November I was in Shoe-lane , about half-past ten o’clock at night; I had been to look for a sawyer, to pay him 10s. - I had been to different places, and some people gave me some gin, which affected me; I sat on a step, and fell asleep; some person took my money, my shoes off my feet, my handkerchief off my neck, and my hat, while I was asleep - I am sure I had my shoes and every thing on when I sat down.

JOHN JOHNSTON . I am a watchman. I was calling half-past ten o’clock in Shoe-lane; Delaney called Watch! I went up - she said the prisoner was taking this man’s jacket off; the prisoner immediately threatened Delaney, and said if she was a man he would knock her bl - y head off - she was holding him at the time; I said, “Come down to the watch-house;” we went there, and I took these shoes off the prisoner’s feet - the prosecutor claimed them.

MARY DELANEY . I was going out on an errand, and saw the prosecutor sitting at a door, very tipsy; I saw the prisoner go up to him, and say, “If you will get up, I will see you home.” I looked round presently, and saw he was trying to get his jacket off; I gave an alarm, and he was taken to the watch-house.

HENRY WAKE . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house.(Shoes produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. A man came to me about six o’clock, and asked me to buy a pair of shoes for 3s. 6d. - I gave him 2s. 6d. for them, and put them on. I saw this man sitting at the door, and went to him to take him home- the woman came and asked if I knew him.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Fourteen Years .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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