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James Thompson

James Thompson, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 274. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 3rd June, 2017 wrote:

James THOMPSON was convicted at Glasgow, Scotland on 23 Sept 1833 for aggravated theft - stealing a pr of shoes. 14 yr transportation sentence.
Gaol Report: Previous conviction in 1826 for housebreaking. 7yr transportation sentence, served 6yrs, 8mths in Bermuda.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Moffatt’ 1834.

Married man, wife died abt 3 yrs ago.
Labourer, aged 32yrs; 5’2”.
Native place: Glasgow, Scotland.

VDL record:
1834: Pilfering from fellow prisoner. Under orders from England to be worked in a Chain Gang.
5 Jan 1841: Ticket of Leave granted.
July 1845: Conditional Pardon approved.
27 Sept 1847: Certificate of Freedom issued.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 3rd June, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 274. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 274)

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