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James Jackson

James Jackson, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Jackson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1892
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 116
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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Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 wrote:

James Jackson was indicted for burglary.  He had 2 previous convictions once imprisoned for 2 months for breaking lamps at Norwich and was tried at Lynn for stealing barley but was acquitted.

James had family at Thetford.

His conduct record is full of misconduct a awol charges and he spent a lot of time on road gangs in chains, then in January he absconded from his authorised place of residence and remained illegally at large for 5 years - To be kept to hard labour in chains for 6 months.

9/11/1845 he married Ann Starsmore per Emma Eugenia and had 2 sons, James Thomas 1846 and William 1849.

Records say he died in 1892 at Hamilton.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1806-00-00, date of death 1892-00-00, gender m

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