James Toft, 17681813 (aged 45 years)

Name
James Toft
Given names
James
Surname
Toft
Birth about 1768

MarriageElizabeth MobbsView this family
1792 (aged 24 years)
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Name Elizth Mobbs Spouse Jas Toft Marriage Date 1792 Parish Westminster, Middlesex

Birth of a daughterMary Toft
about 1800 (aged 32 years)

Birth of a daughterElizabeth Toft
about 1802 (aged 34 years)

Birth of a daughterAnn Toft
about 1804 (aged 36 years)

Birth of a daughterSarah Toft
about 1807 (aged 39 years)

Emigration August 26, 1813 (aged 45 years)
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Departed England 26 Aug 1813

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James Toft, one of 300 convicts transported on the ship General Hewett, August 1813. Sentence details: Convicted at London Gaol Delivery for a term of 14 years on 07 April 1813. Vessel: General Hewett. Date of Departure: August 1813. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Citation details:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 25 March 2013), April 1813, trial of JAMES TOFT (t18130407-68).

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JAMES TOFT, Theft > embezzlement, 7th April 1813. 412. JAMES TOFT was indicted, for that he, on the 26th of Januar , was clerk to Thomas Hankin , and was employed and entrusted by him to receive monies and valuable securities for him, and that he being such clerk, so employed and entrusted, did receive and take into his possession 21 l. on account of his said master, and that he afterwards feloniously did embezzle, secrete, and steal the same. THOMAS EASTON. I am a baker; I live in Bermondsay-street. Q. Have you been in the course of dealing with Mr. Hankin - A. I have; I know the prisoner as his clerk. In the month of January last, I was indebted to Mr. Hankin fifty pounds and upwards for flour that I had bought of the prisoner as Mr. Hankin's clerk. On the 26th of January, I paid to him twenty-one pound. I recollect making the payment very well. THOMAN HANKIS. I am a mealman in Hertfordshire, my accompting-house is in Bishospgate-street; it is 108, and three or four doors from the church. The prisoner was employed by me, as clerk, in London, he was my clerk down to the 19th of February; he was employed to sell flour and receive the money. Q. In the month of January last, was Mr. Easton indebted to you fifty pounds and upwards for flour - A. Yes, I attended in London every Monday and Friday, at my accompting-house, in Bishopsgate-street; I had other clerks besides the prisoner. When I came to town on the Monday my clerk should pay me the money they had received on the Friday and Saturday, and they were to pay on the Friday the money they received on Monday. On Friday, the 28th I was in London, he should have accounted to me for the money he received of Mr. Easton, he did not, until the 19th of February. I was not apprized by him of his having received any money of Mr. Easton. I questioned him about the money of another customer, after that I called upon that customer, and within two or three hours afterwards I saw the prisoner. I then told him there was something amiss, and I said, be cautious what you are at, he was flurried and acknowledged that things were not as they ought to be. Having other clerks at the desks I took him into another room. I then said, Mr. Toft, what have you been doing. He then told me that he had embezzled money to a considerable amount. He wished me to let it stand over till Monday, then he would settle the account to the amount of three hundred and twenty pounds. This sum of Mr. Easton's was part of it. The prisoner said nothing in his defence, called one witness who gave him a good character. GUILTY, aged 45. Transported for Fourteen Years. London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Death October 17, 1813 (aged 45 years)
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James Toft, Feby 1814, General Hewitt, Earl [master], from the Portland Hulk, died on passage 17 Oct 1813, not landed

Family with Elizabeth Mobbs
himself
17681813
Birth: about 1768
Death: October 17, 1813the high seas
wife
17831850
Birth: about 1783
Death: 1850Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1792Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
11 years
daughter
18021879
Birth: about 1802 34 19
Death: 1879Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18041855
Birth: about 1804 36 21
Death: 1855Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18071864
Birth: about 1807 39 24
Death: 1864Mudgee, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
daughter
18001843
Birth: about 1800 32 17
Death: 1843New South Wales, Australia
William Mannix + Elizabeth Mobbs
partner’s partner
17781846
Birth: about 1778
Death: 1846New South Wales, Australia
wife
17831850
Birth: about 1783
Death: 1850Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1835Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-19 years
step-daughter
18151850
Birth: about 1815 37 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1850Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
BirthUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
MarriagePallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837
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Name Elizth Mobbs Spouse Jas Toft Marriage Date 1792 Parish Westminster, Middlesex

EmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
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Departed England 26 Aug 1813

EmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
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James Toft, one of 300 convicts transported on the ship General Hewett, August 1813. Sentence details: Convicted at London Gaol Delivery for a term of 14 years on 07 April 1813. Vessel: General Hewett. Date of Departure: August 1813. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

EmigrationUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
Citation details:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 25 March 2013), April 1813, trial of JAMES TOFT (t18130407-68).

Text:

JAMES TOFT, Theft > embezzlement, 7th April 1813. 412. JAMES TOFT was indicted, for that he, on the 26th of Januar , was clerk to Thomas Hankin , and was employed and entrusted by him to receive monies and valuable securities for him, and that he being such clerk, so employed and entrusted, did receive and take into his possession 21 l. on account of his said master, and that he afterwards feloniously did embezzle, secrete, and steal the same. THOMAS EASTON. I am a baker; I live in Bermondsay-street. Q. Have you been in the course of dealing with Mr. Hankin - A. I have; I know the prisoner as his clerk. In the month of January last, I was indebted to Mr. Hankin fifty pounds and upwards for flour that I had bought of the prisoner as Mr. Hankin's clerk. On the 26th of January, I paid to him twenty-one pound. I recollect making the payment very well. THOMAN HANKIS. I am a mealman in Hertfordshire, my accompting-house is in Bishospgate-street; it is 108, and three or four doors from the church. The prisoner was employed by me, as clerk, in London, he was my clerk down to the 19th of February; he was employed to sell flour and receive the money. Q. In the month of January last, was Mr. Easton indebted to you fifty pounds and upwards for flour - A. Yes, I attended in London every Monday and Friday, at my accompting-house, in Bishopsgate-street; I had other clerks besides the prisoner. When I came to town on the Monday my clerk should pay me the money they had received on the Friday and Saturday, and they were to pay on the Friday the money they received on Monday. On Friday, the 28th I was in London, he should have accounted to me for the money he received of Mr. Easton, he did not, until the 19th of February. I was not apprized by him of his having received any money of Mr. Easton. I questioned him about the money of another customer, after that I called upon that customer, and within two or three hours afterwards I saw the prisoner. I then told him there was something amiss, and I said, be cautious what you are at, he was flurried and acknowledged that things were not as they ought to be. Having other clerks at the desks I took him into another room. I then said, Mr. Toft, what have you been doing. He then told me that he had embezzled money to a considerable amount. He wished me to let it stand over till Monday, then he would settle the account to the amount of three hundred and twenty pounds. This sum of Mr. Easton's was part of it. The prisoner said nothing in his defence, called one witness who gave him a good character. GUILTY, aged 45. Transported for Fourteen Years. London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

DeathAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 [database on-line].
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James Toft, Feby 1814, General Hewitt, Earl [master], from the Portland Hulk, died on passage 17 Oct 1813, not landed