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James Clarkson, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th April, 1854
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 409 (204)
||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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D Wong on 9th November, 2014 wrote:
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 .
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)