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James Thompson

James Thompson, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 26th April, 1856
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 403 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 275 (140)
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

Anonymous on 16th May, 2012 wrote:

1842: TOL
8/8/1846: TOL Passport - On recommendation of Mudgee Bench.
12/5/1846: TOL Passport - On recommendation of Mudgee Bench.

Valerie on 25th August, 2012 wrote:

wife - Jane Gray
James Thomson b: c.1820 Edinburgh
Elizabeth Thomson b:1825 Edinburgh
William Thomson b:c.1827 Edinburgh
Robert Thomson b:c.1831 Glasgow
Johanna Thomson b:c.1836 Glasgow
(note both "Thomson" & "Thompson" are used for this family)

William, Robert, Elizabeth & Johanna Thompson arrived in Sydney 18.12.1849 per ship Success

Valerie on 4th November, 2012 wrote:

Aust.NSW Convict Arrivals 1788-1842
List of Male Convicts by the ship Moffatt Thomas Bolton master
James Thompson age 38, reads & writes, Protestant, married 3 male children 4 female children, native place Roxburgh, Gardener complete, offense - stealing iron, tried Glasgow Court of Justiciary sentenced 9.9.1835 14 years, prev.conviction 6 months, complexion dark ruddy, brown hair, brown eyes, breast a little hairy scar on back of left thumb scar under right breast.

Valerie on 4th November, 2012 wrote:

9.9.1835 after conviction returned to the tollbooth Glasgow.
7.11.1835 transferred to the hulk Gannymede at Woolwich.
23.4.1836 transferred to the bark Moffatt for transportation.

Convict Changes History

Valerie on 25th August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Anonymous on 16th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1856-04-26

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