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James Atkin Dennis

James Atkin Dennis, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Atkin Dennis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th October, 1803
Occupation: Brickmaker and well sinker.
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lincoln. Spilsby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maria Somes
Departure date: 22nd April, 1844
Arrival date: 30th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 60
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

Mr Brian MINTROM on 24th January, 2017 wrote:

Father: Thomas. Mother: Mary nee ATKIN
Bap 10 Oct 1803 at Mumby, Lincolnshire.
Married 13 April 1827 at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire to Mary MEGGITT: Bap 7 April 1805 at Market Rasen, Father:George. Mother Ann nee WALKER

Mr Brian MINTROM on 24th January, 2017 wrote:

Convict number 133422.

D Wong on 24th January, 2017 wrote:

James was 40 years old on arrival in VDL - he was trams[prted fpr ‘Stealing 8 ducks’ from Mr. Brown at Ledworth.

James was 5’8” tall, could read and write a little, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, scar on left little finger, lancet mark on right arm, 2 scars on right knee, scar on right shin, scar on left eyebrow.

Occupation: Brickmaker/Wellsinker.

Brothers: Thomas, Joseph
Sisters: Elizabeth, Maria, Mary, Martha, Ellen, Sarah.

15 months probation at Salt Water River.
11/7/1846: Emerged from Gang.

6/3/1849: TOL
8/4/1852: Free Certificate.

7/6/1852: Departed Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Sea Witch’ - Free by Servitude.

Convict Changes History

Mr Brian MINTROM on 24th January, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 24th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th October, 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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