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Graham, James

Male Abt 1789 - 1860


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  • Born  Abt 1789  Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Jul 1860  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00927  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  18 May 2015 

    Family  Toms, Elizabeth,   c. 12 Feb 1791, St Martin in the Field, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1857, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Graham, James,   b. 1826, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1873, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Graham, Louisa Adelaide,   b. 23 Dec 1832, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1913, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00400  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Born about 1788.

      Is this the correct trial? At the Old Bailey not Lancester?
      The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18121028-43

      See original Trial Summary:
      Crime(s): theft : pick pocketing,
      Punishment Type: transportation,
      (Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
      Verdict: Guilty,
      Other trials on 28 Oct 1812
      Name search for: JAMES GRAHAM,
      Crime Location: Temple Bar
      Associated Records...

      Original Text:
      884. JAMES GRAHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 28th of October, a handkerchief, value 7 s. the property of John Barnet , from his person .

      JOHN BARNET . I am a surgeon in St. John-street. On the 28th of October I was passing from the Strand into Fleet-street, and as I was passing through Temple Bar, a man, who was carrying a basket before me. His basket was knocked down by design, more than by accident, and as I turned round I saw the prisoner and his companion behind me. I recollected that I had some papers and valuable things about me. I pursued my way home. When I got near the corner of Fetter-lane, happening to look about accidentally, I saw the prisoner again, and his companion. I considered then that they were suspicious characters. I endeavoured to get before them. I wished to get further from them. I went off the pavement, and just at the corner of Shoe-lane, supposing I was out of their reach, I felt a sudden tug at my pocket. I immediately turned round. The prisoner was at my right hand. I saw my handkerchief drop from him on the ground. His companion at that moment was rather before me. I instantly collared the prisoner, and I picked up the handkerchief off the prisoner's feet. I took him myself to the officer in Poppins-court. He made no resistance. His companion followed me to the officer's door. I found the officer, and I gave him in charge, and I gave the officer the handkerchief.

      EDWARD CRESWLLL . I am an officer in the City. The prisoner was delivered in charge to me, by Mr. Barnet. He charged him with picking his
      See original pocket. The prisoner declared he was innocent. I took the prisoner to the Compter. I have kept the handkerchief ever since. This is the handkerchief.

      Prosecutor. This is the handkerchief. It was taken from my pocket. It cost me fourteen shillings.

      Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor accused me of picking his pocket. I saw the handkerchief drop from a person's hand. I told him I was not the person. I had no companion with me.

      GUILTY , aged 25.

      Transported for Life .

      London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

      Convict Records (AO NSW ref: 4/4004 COD140 Reel393)
      Convict Indent for the ship: Earl Spencer
      Port and date of Departure: England, 2nd June, 1812
      Date of Arrival: 9th October, 1813
      Name: James Graham
      Native Place: London
      Trade: Sailor
      Where tried: Lancester
      When tried: 28.10.1812
      Sentence: Life
      Height: 5/21/2
      Complexion: fair ruddy
      Ticket of Leave: 104/329

      We certify that, James Graham a convict for Life who came by the Ship Earl Spencer which arrived in the year 1813, has not been convicted of any crime or misdemeanors in this districts, but is to our belief an honest, sober, and industrious character, having served fatihfully Mr, James ..ein of Portland(?) head from the time of his arrival to June 1817 with Joseph Cusher to 1820 and with Mr. John Johnson for that period to January 1823.
      Ticket-of-Leave 104/329 1823.
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      1825 Census
      Graham, James TL, Earl Spencer, 1813, Life, Labourer, Sydney.
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      1828 Census COD 245
      James Graham, aged 38 TL, EarlSpencer, 1813, Life, Protestant, Labourer at Elizabeth, Darling Harbour, James(Jun) 2 BC.
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      Baptism Certificate No.645/Vol.33
      Louisa Adelaide, born 23.12.1832. Baptised 08.08.1848. In the Parish of St. Andrew, County of Cumberland, N.S.W. Parents James Graham, Gent, Pitt Street, and Elizabeth Graham.

      Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 21 st july, 1860
      "GRAHAM-June 11th, at the residence of his son, 26, Judge Street, James Graham, in the 72nd year of his age."

      Sydney Morning Herald: Tuesday 12 June 1860
      FUNERAL.-The Friends of Mr. JAMES GRAHAM: are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his departed Father. The procession will move from No. 26, Judge-street, Woolloomooloo, on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, June 13th, at 3 o'clock. THOMAS HILL, undertaker, King and Riley streets.