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James Clarkson

James Clarkson, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Clarkson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 5th April, 1854
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 409 (204)
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

D Wong on 9th November, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JAMES CLARKSON, Royal Offences > coining offences, 8th April 1807.

JAMES CLARKSON was indicted for that he’ on the 31st of January , unlawfully, knowingly, and wittingly had in his custody and possession divers forged and counterfeited bank notes; that is to say, four bank notes for the payment of two pounds each, he knowing them to be forged and counterfeited .
Second count for having in his possession another bank note for the payment of two pounds, he knowing it to be forged.
To this indictment the prisoner pleaded
Transported for Fourteen Years .

1811: TOL
31/1/1818: CP
22/9/1824: COF

1815: James Clarkson, a baker of Clarence Street, Sydney, made out a deed of gift to Ann Eaton ‘by whom I have had 4 children as well as her long and faithful service’.
James gave her his household goods of 1 camp bedstead, 1 feather bed, 2 pairs of blankets, 1 coverlet, 11 chairs, 2 tables, 1 iron, 1 shop counter, 2 iron pots, 1 copper kettle, 3 hot irons, 8 china plates, 6 china pint mugs, 1 plated teapot, 1 cream jug, 2 pairs of scales, 1 set of brass weights, 3 bread troughs.

1828: James was free and was working for G. Saunters as a baker in Argyle Street. 
James was living with Ann Eaton who arrived on the “Canada”, A marriage was impossible as James had a wife and family back home in England.

25/4/1854 Sydney Morning Herald:
On the 5th of this month, at Gratti, the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Reeves, Mr. James Clarkson, an old and respected resident of the colony, formerly baker in Sydney, at the advanced age of 86.

Convict Changes History

Leigh Gatward-cook on 8th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 5th April, 1854 (prev. 1854)

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