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James Norris

James Norris, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Norris
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 308
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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Anonymous on 11th September, 2011 wrote:

JAMES NORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of September 1819 one hat, value 15 s., the property of William Knowles , from his person .

WILLIAM KNOWLES . On the 28th of September, between twelve and one o’clock in the morning, I was in George-street, Bloomsbury ; my friend and I went to the Maidenhead, public-house , to have a glass of liquor, and on coming out on the step of the door, the prisoner came behind me and took my hat off my head. I turned round, and collared him with it in his hand - my handkerchief dropped out of it; I took him into the public-house. He gave the hat to another person behind him, who ran out of the back door with it; the prisoner tried to get away, and got as far as the back door. We got the watchman, who secured him; the door was fastened and all the lights put out. Just as the lights were knocked out, the watchman came in with his lanthorn - I never let him go.
JOHN CURLING . I came out of the house with Knowles - the prisoner came and snatched his hat off. I am sure he is the man.
LEWIS ROBERTS . I am a watchman. I was called into the house, and took the prisoner The back door leads into a yard that goes into the street.
Prisoner’s Defence. It was not me.
GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.24 Apr 1827 in hobart,and had 4 children
  James married Rosina Rosanna Wilson on the

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