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James Dennison

James Dennison, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dennison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th December, 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th August, 1897
Age: 75 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 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
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 21st October, 2018 wrote:

James Dennison was 22 years old on arrival - native place: London.

Occupation: House painter.

James was literate, protestant, single, 5’11½” tall, ruddy and pockpitted complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, small mole on upper, another back of lower part of right arm, fish J back of lower left arm.

1844: TOL Queanbeyan
3/2/1852: COF

16/8/1897 The Age, Melbourne, Victoria:
DENNISON.— On the 15th August, James Dennison (for many years employee of Water Works), dearly beloved father of W. Dennison, of 33 Chelmsford-street,
Kensington, aged 79 years.

Convict Changes History

Terry M Walsh on 26th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 24th December, 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th August, 1897 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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