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James Lane, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 238
||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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Sha on 20th May, 2018 wrote:
Charged with murder of his 12 year old son.
Deadmans, buckland st mary, near chard, somerset
Married to Ann
Son who died was john lane 1818-1830
Daughter Elizabeth 1822
Daughter Charlotte 1825
At trial he pleaded not guilty to murder but after evidence admitted manslaughter, judge then sentenced to transportation for life.
D Wong on 21st May, 2018 wrote:
28/8/1830 Leeds Patriot and Yorkshire Advertiser West Yorkshire, England:
MURDER OF A SON BY FATHER.
JAMES LANE was indicted for the wilful murder of John Lane, his son, by inflicting blows, throwing him with violence to the ground, and in one count with not providing sufficient food for him.
The evidence went to show, that on Friday, the 23rd of April last, the prisoner was in a field at work, and the boy was in a ditch. The prisoner called to one of the witnesses, and said he had a dead fellow there; the witness went over and picked him up, and asked him to stand up, but he siad he could not; the prisoner took him up to the top of the hedge, and let him drop into a ditch, a distance of six feet; he then took him up again, carried him a little way, and let him fall on the ground again; he at last carried him home, and threw him on the floor, and afterwards dragged him and put his head within three inches of the fire; the prisoner was told he would be the death of the child; he said “he wished he was dead.” __
Other witnesses detailed a series of great cruelty.
The Jury found the prisoner Guilty of Manslaughter, and he was sentenced to be Transported for life.
Return of Convicts of the Isabella assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June 1832).....
James Lane - Ploughs. Assigned to Richard Wiseman at Wollombi.
5/8/1840: TOL Maitland.
28/4/1847: TOL Passport, On the recommendation of McDonalds River Bench.
Convict Changes History
Sha on 20th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime