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James King

James King, one of 294 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 09 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 11th October, 1873
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Essex. Boro of Colchester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 9th March, 1852
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts

References

Primary source: Libraries Tasmania. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 335 (170)
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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Jeff Andrijasevich on 11th November, 2013 wrote:

Was tried in Colchester UK on 29 Mar 1849 for Burglary and rec’d 7 years at the age of 27,being incarcerated in the Springfield prison, He could read and write, was a protestant and was single.
James King was given a pardon in Tasmania after serving 4 yrs 4 mths. He married a fellow convict (Alice Dalton - also known as Ellen Dalton)in 1854 in Hobart Tasmania.
James King died on 14 March 1884 in Hobart and the coroners inquest verdict was - apoplexy (a stroke)

Iris Dunne on 22nd March, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record: aged 27, Trade Kitchen Gardener & Sawyer, Tried 29 March 1849 for Stealing a Looking Glass, Single
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-107$init=CON33-1-107P155

Death: 11 October 1873, aged 50, Delirium Tremors, ship Fairlie, Admitted 9 October 1873, Burial 25 October 1873
https://stors.tas.gov.au/HSD145-1-1$init=HSD145-1-1_0108
https://stors.tas.gov.au/HSD146-1-1$init=HSD146-1-1_0048

Marriage Permission dated 14 February 1854 to Alice Dalton (ship Midlothian)
https://stors.tas.gov.au/NI/1256264

Convict Changes History

Jeff Andrijasevich on 11th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822, date of death 14th March, 1884, gender, occupation, crime

Jeff Andrijasevich on 22nd March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th October, 1873 (prev. 14th March, 1884)

Iris Dunne on 22nd March, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Libraries Tasmania. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 335 (170) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 335 (170))

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