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James Lemon, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sarah, 29 November 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||8th October, 1890
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Southampton. Romsey Quarter Session
29th November, 1836
29th March, 1837
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 253 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 411 (208); LINC Tasmanian Archives, CON27/1/7, CON31/1/25, CON18/1/20-76 CON23/18/2, Ancestry.com, Tasmanian Directory 1866
||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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Janine Muhleisen on 31st July, 2017 wrote:
Married Matilda Reid 8th May 1846 they had 5 know daughters Lucy 5 june 1848, Elizabeth 9 may 1847,Martha 10 april 1851,Elen 12 july 1853, and unknow name.
8th June 1892 Matilda died.
Glenda Humes on 31st July, 2017 wrote:
James Beeston Lemon, son of Beeston Henry Lemon and Elizabeth was baptised 19 Jun 1814 in St Maurice, Winchester, Hampshire. Convicted at Romsey, Southampton on 19 April 1836 for housebreaking and poaching pork. He ultimately received his Ticket-of-Leave on 1 Dec 1843 and Certificate of Freedom January 1852. Spouse Matilda Reid (daughter of convict William Reed/Reid,ASIA 1824), 5 daughters: Elizabeth, Lucy, Emmaline (born 1849), Martha and Ellen. He had been a Storekeeper and Tanner in Bothwell in 1866 working for his daughter, Elizabeth’s father-in-law, Thomas Kirby and moved to Taranna in 1890. He died of a self inflicted gunshot wound at the Tasman Hotel in Taranna 8 Oct 1890 per the inquest findings. He had been very ill.
Convict Changes History
Janine Muhleisen on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:
date of death: 8th October, 1890 (prev. 0000)
Glenda Humes on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 411 (208); LINC Tasmanian Archives, CON27/1/7, CON31/1/25, CON18/1/20-76 CON23/18/2, Ancestry.com, Tasmanian Directory 1866 (prev. Australian Joint Co