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James Tacey

James Tacey, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Tacey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Lancaster, Salford General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asiatic
Departure date: 26th May, 1843
Arrival date: 23rd September, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 309 (156). Tasmanian Archives
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

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2019 wrote:

James TACEY, aged 14 yrs, was convicted at Salford, Lancaster, England on 29 Aug 1842 for stealing a handkerchief. Gaol report: “bad connections. Previous conviction and imprisonment”.  7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “orderly”.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Asiatic”, arriving there 23 Sept 1843. Ship surgeon’s report: “general conduct good”.

Aged 14 yrs; single man; 4’8 1/2” height; labourer; Protestant; can read; fresh complexion, freckled; dk brown hair; dk Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Bolton (ref. as recorded on Convict record in VDL)
Mother: Fanny
Brothers: John & William

Colony of VDL:
2 year Probation Period.  Station Gang - Port Puer (nr Port Arthur and specific to the rehabilitation of youth offenders)
1844: Remarks - “fair, can now earn a living from brick making”.
1845: Assigned at New Town Farm (nr Hobart).
14 May 1846: Receiving - transportation sentence extended by 12 mths.
20 Feb 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
14 Jan 1850: at Launceston - out after hours. 14 days imprisonment, with hard labour.
3 Sept 1850: Free Certificate issued.

(N.B. There was another convict in VDL abt the same time, by same name.)

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2019 wrote:

Brother John TACEY was also transported to VDL - link to his record https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/tacey/john/9359

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 309 (156). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 309 (156)), gen

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), occupation

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