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James Long, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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||Painter & glazier
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
||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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D Wong on 22nd December, 2018 wrote:
Breaking Peace: wounding.
12th August 1839
Verdict Guilty > unknown
JAMES LONG was indicted for feloniously assaulting James Jennings, on the 29th of July, at St. Olave, Southward, and cutting and wounding him upon the chin and left side of the face and nose, with intent to maim and disable him.—2d COUNT, stating his intent to be to do him some grievous bodily harm.—3d COUNT, with intent to resist his lawful apprehension and detainer.
MR. PAYNE.conducted the Prosecution.
MARGARET NEYLAN. I live in Unicorn-yard, Tooley-street. The prisoner lived with me for seven years, off and on—he lived with me when he was sent to prison in July, 1838, for assaulting me and Kinsey, the officer—he came out of prison on the 5th of July last, and came to my house that night—I had a constable taking care of my house at the time, as I was away—on the 29th I was at my front-door, near upon two o’clock is the morning—I did not see the prisoner myself—he was in the next house—he got on the wash-house, and came over from the next house—when I went in doors I found him sitting down on a chair near the door—I said nothing to him, but he called me abusive names, caught hold of me by the throst, and tried to strangle me—he made a mark on my throat with holding it, and he struck me violently and knocked me down—I have marks of his violence now on my face and neck—I called out, “Murder” and “Police”—my son opened the door—he is nine years old—Jennings, the policeman, came in and caught hold of the prisoner—he got him away, and I got up stairs—I heard a great scuffle between them down stairs after I got up—I came down directly and s’aw them outside, both lying down in the kennel struggling together—I saw Mrs. Morgan pick up this knife about the spot where they were on the ground—I had seen it in the prisoner’s possession before, and know it is his knife—Jennings’s face was covered with blood.
Prisoner. She was beastly in liquor that night—she could not stand for liquor—Jennings was off his duty an hour and a half with her. Witness. I was not intoxicated—I had not been out! drinking with Jennings.
The trial continued….................
Prisoner’s Defence. On this night Jennings came to the door and knocked—I opened it—Margaret was up stairs—I let him in—he said, “What are you about?”—I said, “Nothing at all, she is drunk, but you have been with her, and are drunk too”—he said, “I am b—d if I will have your nonsense, you come out”—he took out his staff, dragged me out, knocked me down with his staff into the kennel, and fell on the top of me—I had no knife in my possession—the policeman said he saw two or three women over us with a knife in their hands, and now he denies it—I had no knife—I was knocked down senseless, and I used no knife.
GUILTY. Aged 33.— Transported for Fifteen Years.
The Old Bailey lists James as 33 years old, on his Indent (Ancestry) he is listed as 28.
Native Place: Surry.
James was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’7” tall, dark sallow and slightly pockpitted complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, blue to grey eyes, nose long and pockpitted, scar over outer corner of right eyebrow, back of right hand swollen from a fracture, slight scar inside left wrist.
1845: TOL, Goulburn.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 22nd December, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime