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James Salter Skinner

James Salter Skinner, one of 266 convicts transported on the Theresa, 05 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Salter Skinner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 27th December, 1813
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 2nd May, 1891
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Theresa
Departure date: 5th October, 1838
Arrival date: 31st January, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 353 (178)
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

Jeffrey Harris on 15th December, 2014 wrote:

Was granted ticket of leave 1843 allowed to saty in the Muswellbrook area. Granted ticket of freedom 14 Dec 1844

D Wong on 15th December, 2014 wrote:

James married Agnes Jane Gilmore 1819-1879

Agnes Jane was born at Hobart town on 29th January 1819. She was baptised at St. David’s Church, Hobart on 19th February 1821.

Agnes married some time between 1835 and 1841 to a William Wells. William is thought to be the son of William and Elizabeth Wells. He was born about 1802.

Shortly after their marriage William and Agnes moved to New South Wales, where William died on 11th March 1844.

The only known child of William and Agnes Wells was Benjamin James. He was born at Green Ponds, Tasmania on 14th June 1841.

15/12/1845: Agnes married James Salter Skinner at St. Andrew’s Church of England, Muswellbrook, New South Wales. James was the son of James Jonathan Skinner, a Brewer.

James and Agnes Skinner had seven children.

Convict Changes History

Jeffrey Hinks on 1st February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 27th December, 1813, date of death 2nd May, 1891, gender, occupation, crime

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