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James Dunkley, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Hancock (alias), Little (alias), Tom (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th January, 1820
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Nottingham (Town) Quarter Session
17th December, 1818
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 55 (29). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 wrote:
James DUNKLEY (also k/a HANCOCK) was convicted at Nottingham, England on 16 Jan 1818 for grand larceny. Gaol Report: “very bad character”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Lord Melville’ arriving 1818.
Aged 32 yrs upon arrival; not stated if single or married; stocking maker; brown hair (nearly bald); grey eyes; 5’5” height.
Tasmanian Conduct Record but no details are filled in. He appears to have had several nick names such as Little Tom or Little Charley.
Death: recorded 20 Jan 1820.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 55 (29). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 55 (29)), alias1: