The crime of Thomas Moss - York Assizes Court - prior to 1833 ? [closed]

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My ancestor Thomas Moss was transported to Australia for crimes. Arriving 1833 on the ship 'Asia'. Australian records do not list his crime. Is there an enthusiast out there with an interest in English courts, who could would have some knowledge of accessing York assizes court records please?
WikiTree profile: Thomas Moss
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in Genealogy Help by Ken Hudson G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
closed by Ken Hudson
The profile you have linked from your question is for a George Moss, not Thomas.  Do you have a profile for Thomas?
Sincere apologies Melanie. I posted in a rush, then had to run out. Yes Moss-5332 was my man Thomas. Not Moss-5322.

I think the question may be answered now, but sincere thanks for your interest & efforts anyway.

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No. 66 for this search seems to be the right man, convicted of Sheep Stealing.

Thanks Melanie, I did mean 64!

by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (397k points)
edited by Helen Ford

Cannot be.  That Thomas Moss was convicted and imprisoned in 1834, by which time Ken's Thomas Moss was already in Australia.

# 62 64, now .. .. ..

Agreed Melanie. My man was #64; from York assizes... What a fantastic reference site. I've learnt something new today. How cool is that?!
Happy you got your man!

(The day I stop learning something new is the day they bury me.)
Thank you Helen Ford for your time & effort.


Ken, if you link the correct Moss from your question, we can thank Helen.
Sure thing. Done... Do I just close off the question now?
You can, yes.  :)
Bah!  The answer remained with George!  (Have to go to George's profile to thank Helen.)
he he he ... Technology. Apologies for the drama caused. Any advice about convict marriage permissions/tickets?

There were several copies of the convict indent

This one is a printed copy. It has a bit more info but I think it's the same man. (same crime, height and age etc but this time some interesting tatoos and recorded as a boatman ). I note it has life as the sentence. I'm not sure why that should differ (perhaps all terms over 14 years were the equivalent of life)

@ Helen -- Yeah, pretty much.  Although 14 years was also often considered "life".  Mostly none of the transported were ever expected to return to England.

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