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James Newman

James Newman, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Malcolm, 13 May 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Newman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
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 10 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Boro' General Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: David Malcolm
Departure date: 13th May, 1845
Arrival date: 25th August, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 286
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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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 18th December, 2019 wrote:

Breaking into a Dwelling-house.— James Newman was indicted for stealing eight cheeses, the property of Wm. Perkins. Mr Dennis appeared for the prosecution.  William Perkins, grocer Bullhead-lane, missed the cheeses from his cellar on the of December. The cellar window was covered a grating, and a sloping wooden cover. Had not examined the previous night Joseph Ball, Superintendent of the Borough Police, searched the house of the prisoner, and found five cheeses. Prisoner said he did not know how they came there: they came in the night.  Charles Smith produced an iron bar——the stancheon of a window—which he found in the prisoner’s cupboard. Prisoner said it was there when he took the house.  Prisoner said the cheeses were not there when he went to bed; the people upstairs had access to his room, and they had great many visitors of whom he knew nothing. The jury found the prisoner Guilty. … and the Recorder sentenced both Jeffs and Newman to be Transported for Ten Years. 
Northampton Mercury,  Saturday 11 January 1845

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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