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James Dickinson

James Dickenson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Minerva, 25 May 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Dickinson
Aliases: James Dickenson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd June, 1806
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 11th January, 1888
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 25th May, 1838
Arrival date: 28th September, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 276
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

Ian Dickinson on 19th January, 2018 wrote:

Florist and explorer in Van Dieman’s Land.
Moved to Victoria, farming on the Bellarine Peninsular.
Died at Dalesford where his son was a teacher.

Convict Changes History

Ian Dickinson on 19th January, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Dickinson (prev. Dickenson), date of birth: 2nd June, 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th January, 1888 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 19th January, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: James Dickenson

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