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Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||21st May, 1821
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Ireland, Dublin City
24th April, 1819
25th August, 1819
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 70 other convicts
||Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2016 wrote:
Thomas ATKINSON was convicted at Dublin City in Sept 1818. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to NSW, Australia per the ‘Bencoolen’ then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Admiral Cockburn’ arriving Sept 1819.
Assignments in Colony of VDL.
10 June 1820: charge of perjury - acquitted.
Died 21 May 1821.
Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 wrote:
ONE HUNDRED POUNDS REWARD. POLICE OFFICE, HOBART TOWN,
28th November, 1820.
WHEREAS THOMAS ATKINSON (No. 55), 5 feet 4 inches high, dark Complexion, dark brown Hair, hazel Eyes, 31 years of Age, a Gentleman’s Servant, was tried in the City of Dublin in September 1818, and sentenced to be transported for Seven Years, arrived at Sydney in the Ship Bencoolen, and here in the Ship Admiral Cockburn the 1st Time, was born in the County of Meath, and is freckled:—
JAMES LETTING (No. 70), 5 feet 5½ inches high, brown Hair, hazel Eyes, 22 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, tried at Hertford 16th July 1818, sentenced to be transported for Life, arrived in the Ship Hibernia, was bom at Silso, in Bedfordshire:—
THOMAS LAWTON (No. 88), 5 feet 4½ inches high, light brown Hair, grey Eyes, 18 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, tried at Lancaster in March 1819, sentenced for Fourteen Years, arrived in the Ship Dromedary, was born at Liverpool :—
JOSEPH SAUNDERS (No. 167), 5 foot 9¾ inches High, dark Complexion, dark brown Hair, brown Eyes, 31 years of Age, a Farmer’s Labourer, was tried at Hereford 16th July 1818, and sentenced to he transported for Fourteen Years, arrived at Sydney in the Ship Baring the 2d Time, and at this Settlement in the Ship Admiral Cockburn the 2d Time, was born at Bolswater in Herefordshire, and has S. J. on his right Wrist:—
Charged with divers capital Felonies, broke out of His Majesty’s Gaol, at Hobart Town, on the Night of the 27th Day of November.
A Reward of TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS each is hereby offered to any Person or Persons who will apprehend and lodge in His Majesty’s Gaol at Hobart Town the above-named T. Atkinson, J. Letting, T. Lawton, and J. Saunders.
A.W. H. HUMPHREY,
Hobart Town Gazette, 23 Dec 1820
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Atkinson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 21st May, 1821, gender: m, occupation, crime
Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 made the following changes: