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James Bekin, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
29th August, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 182 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 337 (170)
||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: