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James Letting, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
20th November, 1818
11th May, 1819
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 158 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 112
||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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Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 wrote:
ONE HUNDRED POUNDS REWARD. POLICE OFFICE, HOBART TOWN,
28th November, 1820.
WHEREAS THOMAS ATKINSON (No. 55), 5 feet 4 inches high, dark Complexion, dark brown Hair, hazel Eyes, 31 years of Age, a Gentleman’s Servant, was tried in the City of Dublin in September 1818, and sentenced to be transported for Seven Years, arrived at Sydney in the Ship Bencoolen, and here in the Ship Admiral Cockburn the 1st Time, was born in the County of Meath, and is freckled:—
JAMES LETTING (No. 70), 5 feet 5½ inches high, brown Hair, hazel Eyes, 22 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, tried at Hertford 16th July 1818, sentenced to be transported for Life, arrived in the Ship Hibernia, was bom at Silso, in Bedfordshire:—
THOMAS LAWTON (No. 88), 5 feet 4½ inches high, light brown Hair, grey Eyes, 18 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, tried at Lancaster in March 1819, sentenced for Fourteen Years, arrived in the Ship Dromedary, was born at Liverpool :—
JOSEPH SAUNDERS (No. 167), 5 foot 9¾ inches High, dark Complexion, dark brown Hair, brown Eyes, 31 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, was tried at Hereford 16th July 1818, and sentenced to he transported for Fourteen Years, arrived at Sydney in the Ship Baring the 2d Time, and at this Settlement in the Ship Admiral Cockburn the 2d Time, was born at Bolswater in Herefordshire, and has S. J. on his right Wrist:—
Charged with divers capital Felonies, broke out of His Majesty’s Gaol, at Hobart Town, on the Night of the 27th Day of November.
A Reward of TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS each is hereby offered to any Person or Persons who will apprehend and lodge in His Majesty’s Gaol at Hobart Town the above-named T. Atkinson, J. Letting, T. Lawton, and J. Saunders.
A.W. H. HUMPHREY,
Hobart Town Gazette, 23 Dec 1820
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation