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James Stock (1782–1816)

James Stock was sentenced to life transportation on 27 March 1800 at the Somerset Assizes. He arrived in Sydney in June 1801 aboard the Earl Cornwallis. In 1806 he was working as an assigned servant for James Haslam at Parramatta. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1814. His occupation was stated as labourer and age as 32. In October 1814 he was mustered at Windsor. By 1816 he was working for John Anderson.

Stock, along with a fellow convict servant, John Rawlins, and Elizabeth Anderson, was accused of murdering John Anderson on 26 February 1816. Stock and Elizabeth Anderson were found guilty of the murder and were executed on 19 July 1816. Stock's body was ordered to be handed over to surgeons to be 'dissected and anatomized'.

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'Stock, James (1782–1816)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 April 2024.

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Somerset, England


19 July, 1816 (aged ~ 34)
New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life