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James Perkins

James Perkins, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Perkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Monmouth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
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

D Wong on 25th August, 2018 wrote:

6/7/1839 Monmouthshire Beacon Monmouthshire, Wales:
James Perkins, aged 20, charged with embezzling, at Llanwenarth, the 21th of June, five pounds nineteen shillings, the property of John Prowlin, his master: Ten years’ transportation.

James Perkins was 22 years old on arrival - his native place was Worcestershire.

James was single, could read, was 5’4¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes, Eyebrows partially meeting, two small moles back of left jaw, five moles on right side of neck, mark of a burn back of lower part of left side of neck, A P J P inside lower left arm, WP and several dots forming two circles on back of left hand, wart inside left thumb, ring on middle and third fingers of same, scar on right knee.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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