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James Littlejohn, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||23rd January, 1811
|Date of Death:
||15th February, 1894
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 296
||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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Kim House on 31st August, 2017 wrote:
James’ older brother, John Littlejohn was sent to NSW in 1829 for 14 years, aboard the Mermaid.
D Wong on 31st August, 2017 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to James Littlejohn for the crime of theft at Spinning Mill, Lindsay Street, Aleriecloss, St. Vigeans, Arbroath.
Tried at High Court, Perth
Dates 14 Sep 1829
Accused James Littlejohn, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years.
James was listed as 20 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Arbroath, Scotland.
Goal Report: 2nd conviction, bad character, a boy of conisderable mechanical Genius.
This offence: Stealing Brass, once one month for shoplifting.
James was 4’10” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, lost top joint thumb left hand.
1830 Muster: Public Works
1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Nightingale.
1843: Free Certificate.
14/2/1855: Married Mary Jane Gergison, 17 - he was listed as 36 and a boatbuilder - married at St Mary’s Church, Huon, Franklin River. No children listed.
22/11/1862: Married Margaret kerns, 25 - he was listed as 40 and a widower - married at St Mary’s, Franklin. 12 children.
Margaret died 3/9/1894 of cerebral congestion.
12/2/1894: James died aged 84, of Senile Decay, listed as a boat builder - informant was Jane Leitch, his daughter, Hobart.
Convict Changes History
Kim House on 31st August, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 23rd January, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th February, 1894 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime