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James Hoskin, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||17th January, 1814
|Date of Death:
||23rd October, 1863
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 259 (131)
||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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D Wong on 2nd May, 2018 wrote:
3/8/1833 ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE:
Mary Hoskin, 50, and James Hoskin, 20, for stealing a quantity of gold and silver coin in the parish of Landrake, the property of John
Congdon. Mary Hoskin acquitted. James Hoskin to be transported for Life.
James Hoskin was listed as being 20 years old on arrival in VDL.
Occupation: Blacksmith and farrier.
James was 5’2” tall, light brown hair, no whiskers, grey eyes, scar on left elbow, single.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Captain Glover.
28/2/1844: Recommended for a CP
March 1845: CP approved.
22/7/1845: CP extended to all Australian Colonies.
31/12/1843: Permission to marry Hannah White (free).
12/2/1844: Married Hannah White, aged 16, James was listed as a blacksmith and 27 years old.
1844 – Charles William Hoskin
1846 – James Turner Phillip Hoskin
1850 – Alice Jane Hoskin
1852 – William Joseph Hoskin
1854 – Ellen Hoskin
1856 – Sarah Jane Hoskin
1858 – Elizabeth Emily Hoskin
1860 – John Walter Hoskin
1862 – Sophia Louise Hoskin
23/10/1863: South Australian Register, Adelade:
An inquest was held on the body of James Hoskins, a blacksmith and farrier who had poisoned himself by drinking Laudanum.
James Hoskin was a drinker and had threatened to kill himself many times before whilst drunk.
Wife Hannah died in Yankalilla, S.A. on 14/9/1892.
Convict Changes History
Raymond Cowley on 2nd May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation
D Wong on 2nd May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 17th January, 1814 (prev. 1814), date of death: 23rd October, 1863 (prev. 1863), crime