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Details for the convict James Weston (1832)

Convict Name:James Weston
Trial Place:Southampton Quarter Session
Trial Date:18 October 1831
Sentence:7 years
Notes:
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Lady Harewood (3)
Arrival Year:1832
 
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Information from Tasmanian Archives on convict James Weston (no 13114)

Tried Southampton Assizes 18 Oct 1831 for stealing the plate of John Weston (two silver spoons) Winchester HANTS. Sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Languished on convict hulk until transportation.

Transported to NSW on the Lady Harewood arriving Sydney Cove 5 Aug 1832

He appears to have been located in the Newcastle area including Port Stephens and Dungog. Worked as a stockman.

Given 50 lashes for insolence and disobedience 21 Feb 1835

Obtained his Ticket of Freedom No 38/933 dated 30 Oct 1838

Obtained his Ticket of Leave 1841.

Tried again at Maitland NSW 9 Dec 1839 for stealing two cattle of Terry Hughes Sentenced to 10 years and forwarded to Norfolk Island 18 Feb 1840.

Transported to Tasmania from Norfolk Island May 1844. Arrived Tasmania 6 June 1844.

Obtained his Certificate of Freedom 17 Jan 1850.

Offended again in 1872 ā€“ details as yet unknown.

Description of prisoner:

57 inches tall, 32 years old, fresh complexion, oval head, hair brown, whiskers ā€œDā€, visage oval, forehead high, eyebrows brown, eyes grey, nose medium, mouth medium, chin broad. Deeply pockmarked. Stout. Scar on right side of mouth.

Born ā€“ Lyndhurst HANTS

Protestant

Could read and write.

Occupation-Gardener.

Born 21 July 1814 at Lyndhurst Hampshire to Maria Longman and Harry Weston

Brother John and sisters Matilda, Anne, Elizabeth and Sophia.




Submitted by Researcher (Nina Rebbechi) on 30 May 2014

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Research notes

James was born about 1815 in Hampshire England
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 28 May 2014
James was tried and convicted at Southampton Quarter Sessions on 18 October 1839 of "stealing" and sentenced to 7 years transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 28 May 2014
James arrived Sydney aged about 22 aboard Lady Harewood on 5 August 1832 with Indent showing trade "gardener"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 28 May 2014
James was assigned to Australian Agricultural Company Port Stephens on 29 November 1832 and is also shown on 1837 Convict Muster still assigned to that company
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 28 May 2014
James had Ticket of Leave 37/381 issued Campbelltown NSW and gained his Certificate of Freedom 38/0963 dated 30 October 1838
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 28 May 2014

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/8, p.283

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