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Details for the convict James Court (1829)

Convict Name:James Court
Trial Place:London Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:10 April 1828
Notes:[SRNSW lists sentence as 12 April]
Arrival Details
Ship:Waterloo (1)
Arrival Year:1829
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  • Researcher (Kate O'Neill-Learoyd)
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  • Researcher (sue sharp)
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Married, Margaret Anne Smith (his 1st wife)(2nd Aug 1834, St. Mary's Cathedral Sydney), daughter of John Smith (Sir William Bensley(1817), tried at Edinburgh, born in Armagh,Ireland)and Mary(Ennis)Ellis ((Elizabeth I (2)(1818) born Cork or Dublin and tried Dublin, Ireland.
Margaret Anne Smith was born about 1819 in Windsor NSW.
James Court born 27th Oct 1806 in Tredlington, Worcestershire, England and died 19th May 1894 in Liverpool NSW.
James' parents were James Court and Lucy Avery Martin.
Submitted by Researcher (Kate O'Neill-Learoyd) on 4 May 2016
James Court was born in Warwickshire and his direct line is traced back to the 1540s(see Ancestry)although his baptism- if he was baptised is likely to be in Alderminster which is not on-line and needs searching.
He was apprenticed as a butcher in Warwickshire according to his trial records. he left Warwickshire for London where he was acquitted of theft in 1827 but convicted for life in 1828 when found guilty of burglary.
He said he had been visiting his aunt in Westminster and as James's mother was a Londoner and she had siblings, it may be it was one those family members he visited
He was deported and sent via "Waterloo" to NSW. He married Margaret Smith in 1834 and after her death , he remarried. he died in 1894 in Liverpool Asylum for the aged.
Submitted by Researcher (6195) on 7 May 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/7, p.3
  • State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12188, [4/4014], 1829, Waterloo, p.3

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