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James Pickett

James Pickett, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pickett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 11th February, 1843
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 331 (168)
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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paul on 21st August, 2016 wrote:

A Convict love token for this convict is held in the Ware collection.

D Wong on 21st August, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JAMES PICKETT, Theft > housebreaking, 3rd December 1829.

Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

JAMES PICKETT was indicted for breaking and entering a building, within the curtilage of the dwelling-house of Sophia Coles , on the 5th of November , and stealing therein 2 bags, value 3d., and 8 live tame fowls, price 9s. , her property.
SOPHIA COLES. I live at Ponder’s-end, in the parish of Enfield , and am a widow - it is my own house; there is a hen-roost in the stable, within the yard: I had eight fowls there, which I saw safe and alive on Wednesday night, the 4th of November, and missed them between eight and nine o’clock the next morning; I saw five of them again at Enfield, on the Friday - they were then dead, but I could swear to four of them.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Do you mean to swear to them all? A. No, to four or five; no part of
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them are here - I could swear to four pullets, which I had often fed and had them in my hand; one was red.
JOHN WILSON . I am constable of Enfield. I searched the prisoner’s house at Enfield-highway, on Friday, the 6th of November - it is about half a mile from the prosecutrix’s; I found two bags, with some walnuts and nuts in them, and eight fowls, three cooked, and five not cooked - these are the bags.
Cross-examined. Q. Did she swear to the cooked ones? A. No, to those with feathers - they were common.
COURT. Q. Were they so common that a person who fed them would not know them? A. A person used to them might know them.
MRS. COLES. These two bags are mine - one was in the stable, and the other in the wash-house.
THOMAS HARE . I am a constable. I was with Wilson when these things were found: I took the prisoner about an hour afterwards - he said he found the fowls on the road going from Ponder’s-end.
Cross-examined. Q. He at once told you he found them? A. Yes.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was going home, and saw a man going before me - he went on first, threw down the bags, and ran off.
GUILTY . Aged 25. - Transported for Fourteen Years.

According to his trial, James was 25 when convicted.

1837: Assigned to James McDougall at Patrick Plains.

1838: TOL Patrick Plains.

15/8/1840: TOL holder. Sentenced to 2 years in an iron gang for killing a pig.

1843: TOL

11/2/1843: James died at the Newcastle Stockade - aged 40

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th February, 1843 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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