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James Kiss, one of 206 convicts transported on the Ganges, August 1796
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||30th May, 1769
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 217 (109)
||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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Karen Kelly Kiss on 3rd June, 2014 wrote:
Granted a Ticket of Leave 1805 - 1806.
James Kiss was accused ofthe theft of a hat belonging to a Mr Somes of Birmingham. Accused of the same crime was one Mary Haowarth. He was aged 20 and she aged 28. They were capitally convicted and received the sentence of death. This was later commuted to life imprisonment for James. Unclear what happened to Mary. James was held on a hulk somewhere for 4 years and then transported to Australia. He was sentenced at the Warwick Assizes and this information was printed in one of the earliest surviving newspapers, Ari’s Birmingham Gazette, dated 5th August, 1793.
Convict Changes History
Karen Kelly Kiss on 3rd June, 2014 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
Julie Germain on 17th September, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 30th May, 1769 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1853 (prev. 0000)