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James Pickstock

James Pickstock, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Pickstock
Aliases: Pitstock
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th April, 1799
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 30th July, 1872
Age: 73 years

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 51 (27)
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 27th October, 2012 wrote:

James Pickstock (which later became Pitstock) was 22 years old on arrival in VDL, transported for stealing 10 handkerchiefs.

Born in Stockport, James was 5’4 1/2” tall, had Dark brown Hair and eyes, both arms and hands nearly covered with blue marks, scar on forehead.

1827: TOL
1829 COF.

1832: Married Mary Whitear (America). They had at least 2 children, Charles and Mary Ann.

D Wong on 30th May, 2019 wrote:

Charles b1832,
Martha b1833,
Mary Ann b1836,
Louisa b1840,
Eliza b1841.

30/7/1872: James Pitstock died at the General Hospital, Hobart, from an Abscess of the shoulder joint, aged 72, a labourer.

Mary Pitstock died 8/11/1871, aged 71, of Decay of Nature - wife of James Pitstock, labourer.  Death registered at Gordon, Tas.

Most of the Pitstock moved to the Balmain/Rozelle areas of NSW in the early 1900’s.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th October, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 25th April, 1799, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th July, 1872 (prev. 0000)

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