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James Watts, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 54
||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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Maureen Withey on 9th May, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 May 2020), December 1786, trial of JAMES WATTS FRANCIS HARDY (t17861213-2).
National Archives. HO 47/9/21 1789 July 21
Letter from James Adair enclosing a list of capital respites, in Newgate on 24 June, to whom no pardon has yet been granted, and on which his recommendations are noted against each name. Adair mentions that he is at a loss as to what to suggest for James Carse, convicted of murder, but periodically insane.
List of capital convicts in Newgate, 24 June 1789.
December Sessions, 1786
7. James Watts and Francis Hardy, for a highway robbery and taking goods, value £7:6:0, property of George Austin. Recommendation: transportation for life.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes: