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James Bekin

James Bekin, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bekin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 337 (170)
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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Maureen Withey on 29th July, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p97
List of 175 male convicts arrived per ship Almorah, on 4 Sept 1817, and thence transhipped to ship Pilot for Van Diemens Land to be landed at Hobart Town. Date, Sydney 11 Sept 1817.

James Bekin, tried at Maidstone, 13 March 1815, 7 years, age 38, native of Kent, gardner, 5ft 7 ½,  grey eyes, sandy hair, fair ruddy comp. General remarks - very good man. 
Added to the record, in pencil is “Mr Evans” - the person to whom he was assigned?

Tasmanian Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-1$init=CON31-1-1p115
No 66. James Bekin.
January 15 1822. Neglect of duty for 14 days. To receive 25 lashes & to work one ? In the gaol gang.
Dec 11 1827. F.S. Riding in a cart on the streets in ? without reins to guide the cattle drawing the same, fined 10/-.
June 21 1828. F.S. Riding in a cart on a public road without reins to guide the bullocks pulling the same cart. Fined 10/-.


Tasmanian Marriage Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p60j2k
James Beeken, aged 37, convict, per Earl Maria,  married Mary Ann Adcock, aged 30, convict, per Friendship, on 8 June 1818 in Hobart Town district.  Both signed with their mark X.
Marriage record states his ship was “Earl Maria” but it was Almorah, which sounds similar.
His wife,  died 3 years later, known as Ann.
Death Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p022j2k
Ann Beekin died 29 Nov 1821, aged 33, convict per Friendship. She was buried 1st December in the parish of St Davids, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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