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James Pollock

James Pollock, one of 168 convicts transported on the Jupiter, 31 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pollock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Jupiter
Departure date: 31st December, 1832
Arrival date: 28th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 525 (263)
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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Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 wrote:

1832: Precognition against JAMES POLLOCK and James Thomson for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Paisley, various locations.

Accused: JAMES POLLOCK, Age: 19, carter, Address: Maxwelltown, Paisley

Accused: James Thomson, Age: 21, weaver, Address: Paisley, Renfrewshire

Victims: Edward Carrol, Haily Cottage, Largs, Ayrshire; William Jamieson, Calncarde Castle, Kirkmichael, Ayr; Robert Kenmuir, Canal Street, Paisley; and Margaret McMillan, Easter House, Baillieston Toll, Old Monkland, Glasgow (see National Records of Scotland; Reference AD14/32/219).

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1832, 17 October: Trial papers relating to James Thomson, James Pollock for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Paisley, various locations. Tried at High Court, Glasgow

Accused: James Thomson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft

Accused: JAMES POLLOCK, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - second charge, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft (see National Records of Scotland; Reference JC26/1832/401).

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 wrote:

1832, 17 October: James Pollock, 19, was received aboard the Ganymede prison hulk. he was sent from there on 24 October for transportation (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 wrote:

1833: On arrival in VDL, James Pollock was listed as 20, single and a carter from Glasgow. He said he had been transported for stealing (five) shirts and had previously been acquitted on a charge of stealing money. His accomplice James Thomson who was also sentenced to transportation for 7 years had been sent to VDL, per Isabella (1833).

1838, 1 December: His Conduct Record lists a sentence of an extra 12 months for absconding but this does not appear to be the end result because he received a Free Certificate in 1840, No.90 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-35$init=CON31-1-35p133).

D Wong on 15th June, 2021 wrote:

James Pollock was listed as 20 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Near Glasgow.

James was single, 5’0½” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, no whiskers, dark grey eyes, small scar on left elbow, several moles on neck.

1833-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. H. Sherwin.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, gender: m

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000)

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