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Isaac Sims

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Sims
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 24th March, 1846
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Dublin Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,150,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th December, 2012 wrote:

Isaac Sims was convicted on 26/12/1843 of mutinous conduct and striking Sgt. Matthews of the 1st Dragoons. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th December, 2012 wrote:

Isaac had been in the 1st Dragoons for 4 yrs. Previous charges of desertion and disobedience of orders.

Aged 27yrs; Native Place: nr Marlboro, Wilts.
Soldier/ploughman, farm labourer; single; 5’9 1/2”; Protestant; not literate; stout made; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes.

Father: Thomas
Brothers: Benjamin, Mark, Thomas & John
Sister: Anne

Gaol Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good

Van Diemens Land: Convict no. 64313
Station Gang: Buckland, 15mths.
14/12/1846: Buckland - disobedience of orders. Probation period extended 1 month.
27/12/1844: Buckland - insubordination, strike ass. Supt. 12mths hard labour, in chains. 1st mth in solitary. ...(Seven Mile ?) Creek after solitary. This term to be added to his Probation.
03/01/1845: Insubordination - 6 days solitary.
16/09/1845: Disobey orders - 5 days solitary.
17/10/1845: Insubordination - 25 lashes.
27/01/1846: Misconduct, indecent language - 7 days solitary.

24/03/1846: Died at Probation Station Coal Mines.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1816, date of death 24th March, 1846, gender, occupation, crime

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