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Jonah Atkins

Jonah Atkins, one of 204 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 28 March 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonah Atkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Labourer reaper
Date of Death: 5th November, 1851
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 28th March, 1848
Arrival date: 14th July, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land from Bermuda
Passenger manifest Travelled with 204 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 292. Tasmanian Archives - Convicts. http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=1803.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2012 wrote:

Jonah Atkins was convicted at Salford on 02/03/1843 of Housebreaking and stealing clothes, the property of Mr. Elliot at Westbury, Wiltshire. (Previous offence for trespass.) 7 yr Transportation sentence.

It is assumed that Jonah served time at Bermuda (no record yet) as he left there on 11/04/1848 on the ‘Bangalore’, arriving in Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on 14/07/1848.

VDL Convict no. 55670. C Class.
Aged 29yrs upon arrival, single man, Protestant, could read, Native Place: Westbury, Wiltshire. Father: John. Brothers: John & (?) Sydney.
5’7”; sallow complexion; dark brown hair; black whiskers; grey eyes; 3 moles on left arm.

Clear Record in the Colony.
09/06/1848 Ticket of Leave granted.
26/08/1848 Conditional Pardon granted.

Record of death of a Jonah Atkins on 05/11/1851 (45/1851-35) Sorell district.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1819, date of death 5th November, 1851, gender, occupation, crime

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