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James Collins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 16th June, 1842
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Tyrone
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 25th April, 1841
Arrival date: 12th September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 4 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th May, 2016 wrote:

James Collins was convicted at Tyrone on 11 March 1841 for stealing bank notes from his employer’s till. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Waverley’ 1841.

Married man - wife Mary; aged 23yrs; miller by trade; 5’7 1/4”.
Native place -Armagh
One child - Ann
Mother - Margaret
Brothers - John, William & Robert
Sisters - Margaret & Jane

Probation station - Jerusalem (Tasmania)12mths.
28 Feb 1842: Hospital, New Norfolk.

Died in hospital, New Norfolk 16 June 1842.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th May, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Collins, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1819, date of death: 16th June, 1842, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 4th July, 2016 made the following changes:


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