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James Perkins

James Perkins, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Perkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 21st October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 156
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 5th July, 2011 wrote:

i have a land grand deed, he was an emancipated convict. the grant was dated june 22,1824. the grant was located in bagdad,van diemensland.    he was granted 50 acres.

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 November 2020), September 1818, trial of JAMES TURNER JAMES PERKINS (t18180909-306).
JAMES TURNER, JAMES PERKINS, Theft > grand larceny, 9th September 1818.

1366. JAMES TURNER and JAMES PERKINS were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , eight yards of cotton, value 9s. , the property of Samuel Haskins .

SAMUEL HASKINS . I live at Shadwell . The cotton hung outside my door. On the 6th of July, about eight o’clock in the evening, Harris called me, and I missed it; the prisoners were brought back with it.

EMANUEL HARRIS . I am a slopseller, and live opposite to the prosecutor. I was at my door, and saw the prisoners, with another man, come up to his door, and halfway by the window, they returned back, and the prisoners went up the steps next door, the other went intothe next shop. Perkins took the cotton off the prosecutor’s iron rail, and put it under Turner’s smock-frock - They went away together. Turner walked before, the other man came out, and walked with Perkins; I told Haskins, pursued them, and took Turner about twenty doors off - I took the cotton from under his frock. Next day Perkins came by the door with another man, and pointed over to the house. I took him, and am certain he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

TURNER’S Defence. I know nothing of it.

PERKINS’S Defence. I know nothing of it.


TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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