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Details for the convict James Forrest (1818)

Convict Name:James Forrest
Trial Place:Nottingham Assizes
Trial Date:13 March 1818
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Lord Melville I (2)
Arrival Year:1818
 
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Convict:- James FORREST (my great-great-great-great-grandfather) .
Born:- 7 May 1798, Samlesbury, Lancashire, England .
Christened:- 17 June 1798, St. Leonard, Balderstone, Lancashire, England .
Father :- James FORREST .
Mother:- Ann HOGG .
Occupation:- 1818, private soldier, belonging to the 95th Regiment .
1818, cotton weaver .
1847, farmer .
Prior offences:- (none found) .
Age:- 19 .
Alias:- James FOREST .
Offence:- 6 November 1817, burglary, with William Cooper; breaking the window and entering the shop of William Stubbs at Bingham, 14 km east of Nottingham, stealing three watches (two silver and one gilt) .
Committed:- 23 December 1817, to the county Gaol for trial at the next assizes .
Tried:- 13 March 1818 .
Place:- Crown Assize Court, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England .
Punishment:- death, commuted to life transportation .
Held:- 26 May 1818, hulk “Justitia”, Woolwich, Kent, England .
Transported:- 15 July 1818 “Lord Melville,” London .
Arrived:- 17 December 1818 “Lord Melville,” Hobart .
Convicts:- 149 arrived in good health. A total of 32 prisoners were treated on the voyage. One man died from anasarca .
Captain:- Thackray Wetherell .
Other:- Surgeon Superintendant Dr. John McMillan, R.N. The guard consists of 31 men, 10 of whom belong to the 48th and 21 to the 30th Regiments, under the command of Lieut. A. Waddell, of 48th Regiment. - Passengers, Mr. John Ford; and Mr. John Henry Cawthorne and family .
Ship:- The Lord Melville was built at Shields in 1805. She transported prisoners to Australia in 1817 and 1818 .
Voyage:- 4 ½ months, via Cape of Good Hope .
Surgeon’s Report:- _ .
Assigned:- _ .
Gaol report:- bad character .
Native place:- Lancashire .
Height:- 5’ 4” .
Complexion:- Dark .
Hair:- Brown .
Eyes:- Hazel .
Marks:- Scar on left cheek .
TOL:- 1826 .
Cond’l Pardon:- No. 132: 9 June 1830 .
Cert. Freedom:- No. 146: 28 October 1835 .
Left VDL:- 21 May 1839 Hobart Town, VDL on the schooner “Blossom,” arriving 31 May 1839 at Port Phillip, Victoria .
Married:- Mary Anne JONES, 16 December 1833, Barrack Rooms, Ross, VDL .
Married:- Bridget HOOLAHAN, 1836, Barrack Rooms, Ross, VDL .
Married:- Agnes BLASH, 1860, Horsham, Victoria .
Children:- Margaret, James, John, Thomas, Michael, Mary Ann, William, Catherine .
Residence:- 1847, Merri Creek, Victoria .
1872, Horsham, Victoria .
Died:- 15 April 1872, Horsham, Victoria .
Buried:- Horsham Cemetery, Horsham, Victoria .
Submitted by Researcher (Alan Eade) on 1 March 2019

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, p.55

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