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James Pinder, one of 152 convicts transported on the Hindostan, July 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th February, 1858
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 71 (37)
||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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John Phillips on 26th July, 2018 wrote:
April 20th, 1821:
James Pinder was charged with burglary and felony, committed upon the premises of Mrs. Appleby, of this place. The prisoner had made his way into the cellar by removing the grate, and was there caught by the assistance of the watchman.
(extract from Sheffield Independent dated April 28th, 1821)
April 30th, 1821:
That James Pinder late of Wakefield in the West Riding in the County of York Labourer on the twentieth day of April in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith with force and arms at the Parish of Sheffield in the West Riding of the County of York Six pounds weight of Beef of the value of two pence ten pounds weight of Bread of the value of two pence and five pounds weight of Mutton of the value of two pence of the Goods and Chattels of the William Appleby then and there found did then and there feloniously steal take and carry away against the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity.
Witnesses: William Appleby and Jonathan Bramball.
Puts – Guilty – To be Transported for the Term of seven years.
(transcription of Quarter Session Records, Pontefract)
May 18th, 1821:
Held in custody aboard “Leviathan” in Portsmouth Harbour awaiting deportation.
July 13th, 1821:
Embarkation for convicts commenced at 8.30pm from the Leviathan and York hulks.
July 29th, 1821:
Travelled aboard the “Hindostan” to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Total of 152 male convicts on board, all of whom survived the journey.
November 24th, 1821:
Arrived at Port Jackson, Sydney, after a journey of 118 days.
1822 General Muster NSW page 383. “Government Labourer”, Windsor, New South Wales.
DISCHARGE FROM EMU PLAINS TO DR. WEST’S CLEARING PARTY
December 22nd, 1822:
Discharged from The Establishment, Emu Plains, on 22 Dec 1822 over to Dr. West’s Clearing Party.
1824 General Muster. Still working on Dr. West’s Clearing Gang. Record Type: District Constable’s Notebook. Title: Parramatta, 1824, (Book 5), O-S.
Before September 20th, 1825:
PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE, SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1825
The undermentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, and some of them at large with false Certificates, all Constables and others are required hereby to use their utmost Exertions in lodging them in safe Custody:-
2. Pinder, James Hindostan, 22, Sheffield. 5 feet 1, brown eyes, brown hair, dark sallow complexion, Town Gang, Parramatta.
F.A. HELY, Principal Superintendent.
(extract from Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser dated September 22nd, 1825)
October 4th, 1825:
Captured and tried the next day.
October 5th, 1825:
Tried by John Campbell, Esq., and given a Colonial Sentence to serve out the remainder of his original sentence at Port Macquarie Penal Settlement.
October 6th, 1825:
Held in gaol at Sydney until his departure on board the Elizabeth Henrietta for Port Macquarie on 29 Nov 1825.
EMBARKATION “ELIZABETH HENRIETTA”
November 29th, 1825:
Transported to the Penal Settlement at Port Macquarie - Population 1500 in 1825.
PORT MACQUARIE PENAL SETTLEMENT (SECONDARY PUNISHMENT COLONY)
November 29th, 1825:
Convicts were set to work cutting and preparing timber for shipment to Sydney. The colony was closed in 1834 following criticism of its methods of operation. Its convicts were transferred to Norfolk Island and private settlers moved in.
RETURN FROM PORT MACQUARIE
May 20th, 1828:
Having spent a total of 30 months at the Penal Settlement.
CERTIFICATE OF FREEDOM
June 20th, 1828:
Certificate No. 28/530.
CONVICTS’ APPLICATION TO MARRY
September 17th, 1835:
James: ‘stated single. free by servitude’. Mary Ann: ‘arrived Free’.
December 18th 1835:
Application allowed. James: ‘stated single. free by servitude’. Mary Ann: ‘arrived Free’. Clergyman: Rev. Vincent. Braidwood, New South Wales.
February 17th 1858:
Woodstock, Ulladulla, New South Wales. Registration No. 5530. Undertaker was James Birkinshaw (Burkinshaw), a fellow ex-convict. (Refer to book: Masters and Convicts: Murramarang and Ulladulla).
Convict Changes History
John Phillips on 26th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1858 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 26th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 17th February, 1858 (prev. 1858), gender: m