James Joiner

Life archive ID obpt17890225-5-defend115
Gender male. First recorded 25th February 1789.
Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of highway robbery (he, on the 13th of february, with a certain pistol, loaded with gunpowder and leaden balls, unlawfully, wilfully, maliciously, and feloniously, did shoot at one john hull , in the peace of god and our lord the king then being, in the king's highway, feloniously assaulting john ray , on on the king's highway, on the 12th of february, putting him in fear and feloniously taking from his person, and against his will, a silver watch, value 5 l. 5 s. a hair chain, value 1 d. a steel key, value 1 d. a stone seal set in silver, value 3 s. and one guinea and 15 s. his property, feloniously assaulting henry leverett , in a certain field and open place, near the king's highway, on the eighth of february, and putting him in fear, and feloniously taking from his person, and against his will, one canvas purse, value 1 d. one guinea, four half crowns, value 10 s. and 3 s. in monies numbered, his property). Found guilty. Sentenced to death. Sentence outcome was transported.
Sentence respited
29th April 1789
Sentenced to twenty one years. Sent to New South Wales.
In New South Wales
9th September 1789