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John Atkinson

John Atkinson, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Atkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Coach painter
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: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 2nd April, 1834
Arrival date: 11th August, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 318 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 319 (161)
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

Michelle Lamb on 7th March, 2020 wrote:

Married convict Ann Gallagher on 9 Jan 1838 in Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia.

D Wong on 8th March, 2020 wrote:

John Atkinson was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Preston.

Occupation: Coach painter.

John was 5’4½” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, dark blue eyes, long scar on left arm and wrist, single.

1835 Muster: Public Works.

1/12/1837: Permission to marry Ann Gallagher (Frances Charlotte 1833).
9/9/1842: Eliza (Living at No.1 Goulburn Street)
11/5/1845: Female

26/8/1842: TOL
18/11/1845: Recommended for a CP

Convict Changes History

Michelle Lamb on 7th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation

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