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William Atkin

William Atkin, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Atkin
Aliases: Aitkins, Aitkin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 3rd January, 1853
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Lincoln, Kesteven Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 225 (115)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 14th June, 2018 wrote:

William Atkin was listed as 43 years old on arrival in VDL - his native place was Nottingham.

Goal Report: Character bad convicted before at Stafford 1818 for stealing a £1 note and was transported for 7 years - served 4 years at the Justitia Hulk.  Once 2 months for Cheese.

William was 5’5¾” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark reddish brown whiskers, hazel eyes, left leg crippled.

Married, Wife Ann, I have not seen her for 22 years.

9/12/1842: TOL
7/1/1845: Recommended for a CP
16/12/1845: CP

14/3/1853: Free Certificate.

William Aitkins, aged 69 - registered Tasman.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th June, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Aitkins, alias2: Aitkin, date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd January, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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