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James King

James King, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 298
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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Dianne Jones on 26th May, 2021 wrote:

1830: Precognition

Precognition against James King for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Wellington Street, Edinburgh.

Accused: James King, son of Thomas King, carter. Age: 11. Address: Joppa, Duddingston, Edinburgh. Origin: Born in Liberton.

Victim: Alexander Fraser, Wellington Street, Edinburgh (see National Records of Scotland, Reference AD14/30/276).

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1830, 10 November: Trial

Trial papers relating to James King for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Wellington Street, Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh.

Accused: James King, son of Thomas King, carter. Verdict: Guilty. Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession. Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Previous convictions: sheriff court, 10 March 1830.

Victim: Alexander Fraser, Wellington Street, Edinburgh (see National Records of Scotland, Reference JC26/1830/306).

Dianne Jones on 26th May, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival in VDL, James King was listed as 16 [quite a discrepancy given his age in 1830 was said to be 11 years], a “boy” [not “errand boy] and single. He said he was transported to stealing a till and had two previous convictions - both for stealing clothing (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-26$init=CON31-1-26p90).

1833: The final entry on his Conduct Record is a punishment of 30 lashes for disobedience of orders.

1837: He received his Free Certificate No.555 (see Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899; Register; Comprehensive register of convicts A-L, 1804-1841).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 26th May, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Dianne Jones on 26th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), occupation

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