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life span was 56 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Madras Court Martial
20th November, 1822
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 3 other convicts
||NSW State Archives and Records Convict Indents (Digitised) Index 1788-1801
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Allison Ballard on 26th December, 2019 wrote:
James Aiken was transported in 1822 from Calcutta to Sydney arriving in November 1822 on board the Calder, via Hobart. There were three other prisoners who travelled with him including Joseph Swails, Andrew Reardon, and John Taylor.
D Wong on 4th January, 2020 wrote:
James Aiken was listed as 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Yorkshire.
James was 5’5¼” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes.
Colonial Secretary Index:
AIKEN, James. Per “Calder”, 1822
1822 Nov 21: Convict transported from Calcutta per “Calder” (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.195)
1822 Nov 21: Convict to be received from the “Calder” and conveyed to the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.463)
1822 Nov 21: On list of prisoners assigned; listed as Acken (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.2)
1823 May 1: To be victualled from the Store at Bathurst; listed as Aicken (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.221)
1823 Oct 25: Listed in an extract from the Mess Book of persons victualled in the Stock Department, Bathurst from 28 Jun to 3 Oct 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.460)
1823 Dec 29: Not victualled in the Stock Department, Bathurst, as he was John Maxwell’s private servant (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.497)
1823 Dec 29: Re John Maxwell’s objections to inaccuracies in Mr Hawkins’ list of men victualled in the Stock Department, Bathurst, for the quarter ending 3 Oct 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.499)
1824 Nov 27-1825 Apr 30: On lists of men on the Government Stock Establishment at Bathurst; also listed as Aikens (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.179-237)
James Aiken does not appear on the NSW Gov. Convict Records - the other 3 convicts that arrived on the ‘Calder 1822’ do.
There is a death listed on the NSW BDM for James Aiken, Born 1800? and died 11/7/1837, aged 37, buried at the Devonshire Street Cemetery NSW.
Convict Changes History
Allison Ballard on 26th December, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW State Archives and Records Convict Indents (Digitised) Index 1788-1801 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Aiken, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m,
D Wong on 4th January, 2020 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, alias1: Acken, date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime