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James Deakes

James Deakes, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Deakes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Brushmaker
Date of Death: 6th April, 1860
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Worcester City General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 359 (181)
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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D Wong on 13th July, 2018 wrote:

Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England
18 May 1843

James Deakes, 42, brush maker, was charged with stealing a quantity broom stocks and other articles from the premises Mr. Smith, brush maker, of High Street, in whose employ he had been engaged as journeyman.  The circumstances of this case were lately given in the Journal.  The property was satisfactorily identified by prosecutor as his own.  It appeared that the prison had been engaged by Mr. Smith purely out of charitable motives, his ability as a workman being but indifferent.  Mr. Smith however had placed such confidence in his charcter that he deputed him to see that all the men left the premises every night and to lock the doors, thus giving him free acess to every part of the premises.  Several witnesses were called we spoke to the prisoner’s good charachter.__Guilty.
The Recorder, in passing sentence, observed that he had given the most careful consideration to the circumstanes attendant upon his conviction, with the hope of being able to allow him to remain in the coungtry, but had arrived at the conclusion that it would not be consistent with the discharge of his duty to the city if he allowed him to do so, not indeed did he consider that by so doing he should be conferring any benefit on his family.
He then sentened him to be transported for seven years.

Son John Deakes, 17, was then charged with having stolen a magic lanthorn and three slides, the property of William Smith, the son of Mr. Smith, the prosecutor in the former case. He had been an errand boy to Mr. Smith.  Found guilty and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.

James Deakes was listed as 43 years old on arrival, 5’7ΒΌ” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown to grey hair, dark brown whiskers, light brown eyes, small scar on bridge of nose, rather bald, large scar left leg.

Application to bring out family GO33/1/63 p1482.

20/4/1847: TOL

16/5/1850: Free Certificate.

3/10/1850 The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate, Hobart:
JAMES DEAKES, Brush Maker, respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has commenced in the above line of business in a shop opposite the Independent
Chapel, Brisbane-street, where he hopes to merit public support by offering good articles at moderate prices.
Brisbane-street, Hobart Town,
September 30, 1850.

6/4/1860: James Deakes died of Disease of the Heart, aged 60, a Brushmaker, died at Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

9/4/1860 The Hobart Town Daily Mercury:
On Friday morning 6th April 1860, Mr. James DEAKES senior, brush manufacturer of this city. Aged 60 years.
Friends are informed that his funeral will take place on Monday 9th instant, from the residence of his son Mr. John Deakes of Liverpool street, at three o’clock p.m.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th April, 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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