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Julia DIASAge: 34 years18071841

Name
Julia DIAS
Given names
Julia
Surname
DIAS
Married name
Julia VALENTINE
Also known as
Julia DIES
Birth calculated 1807
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 716
Note: The Port Jackson Convicts Anthology states that Julia was 23 years old when she arrived in 1830.
Acquitted
On charge of violent theft
September 10, 1829 (Age 22 years)
Text:

Second Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

  1. JULIA DIAS was indicted for feloniously assaulting James Joshua Stevens , on the 15th of July . putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 watch, value 3l., and 1 ribbon, value 2d, his property .

JAMES JOSHUA STEVENS . I am a labourer, in the East India Company's service , and live in Pollard's-row, Bethnal-green. I was in Whitechapel-road , between eleven and twelve o'clock at night - I was sober; there were three men on the pavement - one of them struck me in the chest; the prisoner came up, and drew the watch from my pocket - it was a violent blow, but it did not stagger me; she ran up a passage - I ran, and lost sight of her in a turning in the passage; I came out, saw a watchman, and went up, but could not find her - on the Saturday following I saw her again in Whitechapel; she avoided me, and went up a turning - I saw her again on the Wednesday after, and then gave charge of her to the street-keeper; he refused to take her, saying he knew her - I told Vann, and he took her the next day; I am positive she is the woman - there was a gas-lamp just over us; I have not found my watch.

JOHN VANN . I am an officer. The witness gave me a description of the prisoner; I gave the description to another officer, who brought her to me on Friday the 24th -I collected eight or ten women together, put the prisoner among them, and then desired the prosecutor to go into the room and see if there was any body there he knew; he went in, and pointed out the prisoner immediately.

FRANCIS KEYS . I apprehended the prisoner. The prosecutor pointed her out at the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the man in my life

NOT GUILTY .

Convicted
Of stealing money
December 3, 1829 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 716
Text:
  1. JULIA DIAS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , 3 half-sovereigns, 3 half-crowns, and 12 shillings , the monies of James Gravenor .

JAMES GRAVENOR. I saw the prisoner and another person between one and two o'clock in the day, on the 17th of October - they asked me to treat them with something to drink; I took them to a wine-vaults, and gave them a glass of something to drink - I then went home with the prisoner; I did not know there was any other person in the room - I had three half-sovereigns and three half-crowns, which I took out of my trouser's-pocket and put into my coat-pocket in the room - I pulled off my coat, and put it on a side-board; I had not turned my back more than two minutes when I heard some one else in the room - I turned and saw another woman go off with my coat: I tried to go after her, but the prisoner prevented me by getting before me and shutting the door - when I got down I could not see the other, but I went down the street and heard some one call out "Hoy," and the woman I had seen take the coat. put it down at a door; I went and took it, but all the money was gone except 6d. - I went and gave information; the other woman was taken and convicted last Session - on the 5th of November I saw the prisoner, and had her taken; I had taken her once before, but she was rescued from me - I am sure she is the person.

FRANCIS KEYS . I took the prisoner from the prosecutor, on the 5th of November; he had described her to me before - there were five or six women together, and the prosecutor said, "There is a woman whom the Judge desired me to take if I could find her;" I know the woman who was tried last Session - the prisoner was acquainted with her.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent; he transported one, and now he is doing the same to me.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Note: Convicted at the Old Bailey for stealing 3 half sovereigns, 3 hald crowns and 12 shillings in money from James Gravenorand sentenced to transportation for 14 years.
Convict
Arrived on the "Roslin Castle" (2)
June 29, 1830 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

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Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 716
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: The Transports, page 15.
Permission to MarryJoshua VALENTINEView this family
before August 27, 1831 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810-1851, page 290
Note: It seems that on 3 September 1831 the Revd. Samuel Marsden refused permission to marry. This refusal was subsequently withdrawn as it was found that the Rev. Richard Hill had given permission to marry on 27 August 1831.
Religious marriageJoshua VALENTINEView this family
September 13, 1831 (Age 24 years)
Address: St. James' Church of England
Citation details: V18315330 3B/1831 VALENTINE JOSHUA DIAS JULIA CJ
Text:

There is also this reference:

V1831945 15/1831 VALENTINE JOSHUA DIAS JULIA CB

Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

Part:

Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

Valentine - Joshua and Dias - Julia
Valentine - Joshua and Dias - Julia

Note: Image kindly provided by Aileen Robson.

Charged
Violent assault
July 22, 1837 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Tuesday 25 July 1837, page 2.
Valentine - Julia - Assault charge
Valentine - Julia - Assault charge

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Death about 1841 (Age 34 years)
Address: Parramatta Hospital
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

Part:

Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

Julia Dias died in 1841. What happen in those ten years is a bit of a mystry as she her death is registeredunder the name of Dies-Dias.

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V184149 148/1841 DIES JULIA AGE 30
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Death, page 52
Family with Joshua VALENTINE - View this family
husband
herself
Convict uniform as punishmentJulia DIAS
Birth: calculated 1807England, United Kingdom
Death: about 1841Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: September 13, 1831Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Joshua VALENTINE + Margaret BRENNAN - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 10, 1841Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
14 months
step-son
Thomas J VALENTINE
Birth: about 1842 37 27New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1842New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-son
4 years
step-son
James VALENTINE
Birth: about 1846 41 31New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1868Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
step-son
Daniel J VALENTINE
Birth: about 1846 41 31Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 22, 1878Surry Hills, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
2 years
step-son
Henry VALENTINE
Birth: about 1853 48 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1858Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter

BirthThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 716
AcquittedWeb Site - Old Bailey - London's Central Criminal Court 1674 to 1913
Text:

Second Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

  1. JULIA DIAS was indicted for feloniously assaulting James Joshua Stevens , on the 15th of July . putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 watch, value 3l., and 1 ribbon, value 2d, his property .

JAMES JOSHUA STEVENS . I am a labourer, in the East India Company's service , and live in Pollard's-row, Bethnal-green. I was in Whitechapel-road , between eleven and twelve o'clock at night - I was sober; there were three men on the pavement - one of them struck me in the chest; the prisoner came up, and drew the watch from my pocket - it was a violent blow, but it did not stagger me; she ran up a passage - I ran, and lost sight of her in a turning in the passage; I came out, saw a watchman, and went up, but could not find her - on the Saturday following I saw her again in Whitechapel; she avoided me, and went up a turning - I saw her again on the Wednesday after, and then gave charge of her to the street-keeper; he refused to take her, saying he knew her - I told Vann, and he took her the next day; I am positive she is the woman - there was a gas-lamp just over us; I have not found my watch.

JOHN VANN . I am an officer. The witness gave me a description of the prisoner; I gave the description to another officer, who brought her to me on Friday the 24th -I collected eight or ten women together, put the prisoner among them, and then desired the prosecutor to go into the room and see if there was any body there he knew; he went in, and pointed out the prisoner immediately.

FRANCIS KEYS . I apprehended the prisoner. The prosecutor pointed her out at the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the man in my life

NOT GUILTY .

ConvictedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 716
ConvictEmails - Aileen Robson
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

Part:

Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

Permission to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810-1851, page 290
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18315330 3B/1831 VALENTINE JOSHUA DIAS JULIA CJ
Text:

There is also this reference:

V1831945 15/1831 VALENTINE JOSHUA DIAS JULIA CB

MarriageEmails - Aileen Robson
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

Part:

Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

MarriageMarriage Certificate - Valentine - Dias
Valentine - Joshua and Dias - Julia
Valentine - Joshua and Dias - Julia

Note: Image kindly provided by Aileen Robson.

ChargedNewspaper - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Tuesday 25 July 1837, page 2.
Valentine - Julia - Assault charge
Valentine - Julia - Assault charge

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

DeathEmails - Aileen Robson
Citation details: 4 August 2010
Text:

Part:

Six years after his arrival Joshua Valentine applied for permission to marry Julia Dias {convict} permission was granted and they were married on the 26 August 1831. I haven't been able to find any children from this marriage which is a bit odd as it seems that they were married for about ten years before Julia Dias died in 1841.

Julia Dias died in 1841. What happen in those ten years is a bit of a mystry as she her death is registeredunder the name of Dies-Dias.

DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V184149 148/1841 DIES JULIA AGE 30
DeathThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Death, page 52