The Army or Transportation?

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  1. Wendy Ashdown

    Wendy Ashdown New Member

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    I am looking for info regarding a ancestor, he was convicted of a crime in 1805 , and was sent to the Army instead of being transported , any suggestions on where to start looking please ??
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Do you have a name, D.O.B. area in which he was living, where he committed the crime. Anything to start us off ;)
     
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    Colmworth, Bedfordshire , James Hite dob 1776 crime committed 1805 for sheep stealing .
     
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    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    Was he definitely not transported. I've found this.

    http://apps.bedfordshire.gov.uk/grd/detail.aspx?id=514

    Ah yes, He's in the prison hulk registers where it says, 'Pard'd (pardoned) 11 June 1806 something? something? Army.

    This record courtesy of Ancestry's 'England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892' says.

    Sentenced to death, pardoned to be transported for life.

    Welcome to Top Dog, Wendy :) C|:-)
     
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  5. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Welcome WendyC|:-)
    There are a couple of Rootschat and Rootsweb enquiries on James Hite/Hytt supposed brother Thomas And father Samuel. James was sentenced to death but was commuted to life. Stil very early in the morning here so will have a look later to see what pops up.
     
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    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    James Hite married Ann Stringer 27 March 1795 at Colmworth,
     
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    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    Family search has baptisms for children with parents James and Ann Hite at Colmworth.

    William christened 15 April 1798; Edith 3 April 1796; Mary born 25 Oct 1805 christened 14 March 1819
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Samuel his brother can be found in Tasmania. Transported in 1821. There is also speculation as to whether some of the children baptised were actually James'
    This might keep you 'busy Lizzie' as I think there are quite a few convictions in the family. Good fun.:) Samuel died in Tasmania aged 90. Samuel actually stole from the Stringers
     
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    Hi, I have that info , trying to determine if he was sent to army and where etc.
     
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    Thanks Samuel was my gg grandfather . have all info in Tasmania side, thats where I was born
    Thanks, looking for James info, have Samuel etc, the children are a question of paternity for sure
     
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    I have the info you posted, that is the question i am seeking , was he transported or did he join the army ??
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Only found one mention so far of a James Hite-b. 1776ish receiving naval Pension in 1915 after 11 yrs 11 mths service age 55. So, probably not your chap sorry. [Greenwich Pensions]
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    to serve in the army.
     
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