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Aaron Axton

Aaron Axton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Aaron Axton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 16th November, 1838
Arrival date: 24th March, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 393 (198). Tasmanian Archives - convicgts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,24,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

Anonymous on 15th October, 2011 wrote:

Aaron was convicted of stealing wearing apparel. He was sentenced to 7 yrs transportation to van Diemens Land (Tasmania). He had various assignments and was treated harshly for misdemeanours with whipping, solitary confinement and kept in chains. Known to have served time in Ross Chain Gang. Free in 1844.  Cannot find what happened to him after. No record on Tasmanian Pioneer Index of bdm to 1899. Convict record on http://www.archives.tas.gov.au convicts (page 24).
My Axton family is from England, but not sure if related.

Nell Murphy on 3rd November, 2017 wrote:

Personal details, upon arrival in VDL 1839:
Aged 15 yrs; labourer; 4’8”; sallow complexion; red hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Bridgewater, Somerset, England.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

Nell Murphy on 3rd November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), occupation

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