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James Moore

James Moore, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 22 October 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Moore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of bacon
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 5th January, 1825
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 201 (102)
Source description: 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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Tony Beale on 24th June, 2021 wrote:

old Bailey online (DOB from here)

391. JAMES MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , three hams, value 24 s. , the goods of Robert Thorman .

ROBERT THORMAN . I am a cheesemonger , and live in High-street, Whitechapel . The prisoner is a higler , and dealt with me. I allowed him to unpack his goods in my shop, and on the morning of the 24th of December, I missed some hams. He came again that evening, between five and six o’clock. I charged him with stealing a cheese which he denied at first. I said nothing about the hams, but gave him in charge, and they were found in his cart.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Did you not put a mark on it after you found it - A. No. I cure some of my hams, and mark them before I send them to be smoked.

COURT. Q. Was his cart at your door when he was given in charge - A. Yes, and a ham was found in it - I never sold it to him.

JAMES PHYBUS. I am servant to the prosecutor. When the prisoner was taken into custody he desired me to take his horse to his stable. I went and looked into his cart, and found a ham, which I knew to be my masters.

Cross-examined. Q. How many shopmen have you - A. Two; I once sold him a knuckle of ham.

RICHARD BUSH SKILLERN. I am an officer. I took the prisoner on a charge of stealing a cheese, nothing was said about the ham. His cart was at the door, and the ham was brought to me by Phybus.

GEORGE FURLONG . I am an officer. I have two hams which I found in the prisoner’s stable, one in the manger and the other behind the door.

JAMES PHYBUS . I know the stables to be the prisoner’s, he took me there to shew them to me. I was with the officer when he found the hams. I found another ham at his lodgings.

ROBERT THORMAN . The ham found in the cart is mine, and the one found at his lodging, and one of these found in his stable I can swear to, as it has a mark on it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you sell him any hams - A. Only one, that was a Yorshire ham tainted.

Prisoner’s Defence. It is a malicious thing on the part of the shopmen, who were in the habit of selling me hams, and I suppose they stole them, and so they deny selling them to me. They said if I would give them 1 l. they would make it up.

RICHARD BUSH SKILLERN. It is false, I never offered to let him go.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for James Moore Colonial Secretary Musters and Other Papers 1823-1826, Asia (5)
tried on 14/1/1824

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for James Moore
20/11/1826 At Liverpool Guilty of felony sentenced to 3 months work in irons
13/3/1827 run away from Burns road Gang sentenced to 3 months iron gang at Parramatta
12/9/1828 Stealing bread 3 months iron gang Parramatta
22/12/1828 Run away from iron gang transferred to Penrith

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 25 Nov 1826
Page 3 Police Reports.
James Moore, charged with stealing sundry articles of clothing from one of his fellow prisoners in the Barracks, it appeared on Thursday evening last, 4 prisoners had arrived
from Sydney for distribution to settlers in the neighbourhood, and were accommodated with a lodging for the night in the Barracks, that Moore took it into his noddle to fleece the
green horns (as he called them) of sum of their superfluous clothing, and contrived to take away one of their bundles, which he concealed under the roof of one of the out houses, but was uncovered by one of his own chums, who informed
the Superintendent where the plant was, and the articles stolen were found. Sentenced to an iron-gang, for 3 months.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Fri 6 Apr 1827
Page 3 police Report.
James Moore, attached to Doran’s No. 8 Iron-gang, charged with a robbery and refusing to work on Friday morning, sentenced 25 lashes, and returned to his gang

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for James Moore no 8 Iron Gang

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 for James Moore per ship Asia 34 burial 21/3/1834 Norfolk Island died in Hospital

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 24th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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