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James Ruttleton

James Ruttleton, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Ruttleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Chester City Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 275 (139)
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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Tony Beale on 8th May, 2020 wrote:

JJames Ruttleton Mangles
James Ruttleton
in the England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Tried at Chester for receiving stolen goods Autumn 1819 14 years transported to Australia on the Mangles
Tasmanian Libraries online. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the Woodlark
Gaol record indicates had trouble and was receiving punishments until 1834. Drunk, insolence disobeying orders. Received hard labour and one time on the tread wheel. Tried for Grand Larcency on 24/7/1827 for Grand Larcency and found guilty. Sentenced to be transported for 7 years
Forwarded to Van Diemens land on board the brig Woodlark part of a group of 28 people who escaped from Port Macquarie transported in 1824. He was convicted in Sydney on 20/2/1822 and had his original sentence renewed.
Departed on 9/11/1846 on board the Essington from George Town bound for Port Fairy Victoria

• The Tasmanian (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1827 - 1839)
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•  Fri 1 Mar 1833
•  Page 7
•  POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 21st February.
• James Ruttleton, for baring been found on Mr. Deane’s premises ia^ company with a female, was sentenced to one months hard labour at Constitution Hill Road Party.
• Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857)
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•  Tue 11 Mar 1834
•  Page 7
•  Hobart Town Police Report.
• James Ruttleton, for insolence to his master, was admonished.

• Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857)
•  Tue 15 Sep 1835
•  Page 7
•  Hobart Town Police Report.

James Ruttleton was fined 10s. for assaulting William Collins ; and was further charged with
destroying three panes of glass and other articles, the property of Mr. Andrew Wright, for
which he was ordered to pay 7s 6d. As he called himself a splitter, and had split poor
Collins’ head with a five foot paling, besides breaking Mr. Wright’s glass, he was allowed no indulgence for payment of the above sum-but, in default, sent one month to the House of

Tasmanian libraries Have James and Agnes Ruttleton leaving on the Essington from Georgetown to Port Fairy in Victoria

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 8th May, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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