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James Goskirk

James Goskirk, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Goskirk
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 27th March, 1839
Age: 16 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 16th November, 1838
Arrival date: 24th March, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 395 (199). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2018 wrote:

James GOSKIRK was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 22 Jan 1838 for theft. Previously convicted and imprisoned. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Pyramus’ arriving 23 March 1839.

Single man.

Admitted straight to the H.M. Hospital, Hobart and died on 27 March 1839.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2022 wrote:

1838 - 22 January 1838. Trial. Offence; Theft. Convicted and imprisoned often, very bad character.

1838 - 18 March 1838. Received on board the “Justitia” moored at Woolwich. Aged 15 years. Trade; Baker

1838 - 30 March 1838. Received on board the “Euryalus” moored at Chatham.

1838 - 13 November 1838. Boarded the “Pyramus”

1839 - 28 January 1839. Admitted to the ship’s hospital due to Gastro Enteritis

1839 - 23 March 1839. Discharged to the Colonial Hospital

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 395 (199). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Num

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), occupation

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