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Details for the convict James Leonard (1845)

Convict Name:James Leonard
Trial Place:Middlesex (Clerkenwell) General Sessions
Trial Date:1 February 1842
Sentence:7 years
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Arrival Year:1845
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James Leonard was a Parkhurst boy. He was convicted at Clerkenwell Sessions Middlesex on 1 February, 1842 for the crime of stealing ham from a snuffbox (smoker)at Spitalfields. Age 11 at trial. Father named John, mother Sarah and siblings Sarah, Nancy, Lucy. Birthplace Shoreditch. Protestant. Could read and write.

He was transported on the Stratheden to Tasmania arriving 25 December 1845 as a 3rd class boy/apprentice carpenter/house boy. His age was recorded as 18 on arrival. He was indented to Chapman then Montague. Served hard labour for theft under 5 pds and absconding. Obtained freedom on 2 February 1849.
Submitted by Researcher (5145) on 23 October 2015

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/14, p.355

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