James FREEMAN

Family name(s) FREEMAN
Given name(s) James
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation Labourer
Age when departed England 19
Trial date 4 March 1784
Trial place Hertford, Hertfordshire
Crimes Highway robbery
Value of crimes 12 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for 7 years
Ship Alexander
Date left colony
Date of Death 28 January 1830

Notes

Sentenced to death on 27 February 1788 for stealing 15 allowances of flour, and reprieved to become the public hangman.Received 100 lashes and had his grog stopped in December 1789 for being drunk, insolent and out of his hut after hours.