James WILLIAMS

Family name(s) WILLIAMS
Given name(s) James
Alternate name(s) BLACK JEMMY
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 20
Trial date 11 May 1785
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Stealing clothing
Value of crimes 23 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Scarborough
Date left colony
Date of Death

Notes

As he was from the West Indies he could probably be described as being black.Ordered 500 lashes on 29 April 1789 for stealing tobacco from a marine, and on 12 April 1790 another 500 for stealing a quantity of biscuit. After an attempt to stow away he received 250 lashes, in November 1790, the other half of the sentence being forgiven.