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James Norris, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
* Arrival date is estimated
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
12th May, 1820
12th January, 1821
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 183 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 308
||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