- Born: 1798, Roxburgh, Berwickshire, Scotland
- Marriage: Jane GRAY
- Died: 26 Apr 1856, Windeyer, New South Wales, Australia at age 58
James Thompson, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836
Convicted at Glasgow Court of Justiciary for a term of 14 years.
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship name: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Place of arrival: New South Wales
I have just found the 'application for wife and family' that James completed, seeking passage for them to the Colony of NSW. Before I had looked more carefully at the form I thought he had requested his wife's passage also. However there are only the names of 5 children. The eldest was Jane Thompson (at 17 years old in 1847). I had in my mind that she was his wife, Jane.
The children, except for Jane, arrived in 1849 aboard Success, which only made one voyage as transport for families of convicts. The Success became a floating museum of convict life, although it was never actually employed as such.
Note from David Craddock
James married Jane GRAY, daughter of George GRAY and Jane POTTS. (Jane GRAY was born on 18 Sep 1796 in Roxburgh, Berwickshire, Scotland and died in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.)