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James Atkinson

James Atkinson, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Atkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Painter's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 121 (63). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,93,L,80
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 31st October, 2012 wrote:

James was convicted for House breaking and given a Life sentence.
Gaol Report: Bad character.
Hulk Report: Orderley.
Single man.
Native Place: Newington, Surrey, England.

Van Diemens Land:
06/01/1834: Gross neglect of duty & drunk - to serve 12 months in Police, beyond specified time.
23/04/1834: Misconduct in having a dog in his possession belonging to Mr. Ralston and refuse to give it up when requested, also use improper language - Fined.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1805, gender, occupation, crime

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