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James Tansley, one of 150 convicts transported on the Asia, 29 July 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 73 (38). Tasmanian Archives http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-42,190,101,L,80.
||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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Sue Chambers on 5th September, 2017 wrote:
He was caught trying to escape and was caught as a runway from Macquarie Harbour and transported to Norfolk Island in 1830
Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 wrote:
James TANSLEY was convicted at Bedford, England on 8 March 1823 for burglary. Gaol Report: very bad & previous conviction. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving 19 Jan 1824. Hulk Report: “orderly”.
Aged abt 20yrs; a sawyer by trade, last worked with a Mr. Johnson; single man.
Native place - Bedford, England.
Father: Josh Tansley, a carpenter (ref. Convict records)
Assigned to work.
8 Feb 1828: Suspicion of stealing sheep. Committed for trial at Hobart and again sentenced to Life.
20 May 1830: Being at large, at Port Macquarie (west coast of the island). Transferred to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW, Australia but administrated by VDL.)
15 Dec 1830: Departure from Hobart to Sydney per the ship “Elizabeth”. ref. Convict, 33/1/1 pg 289.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 73 (38). Tasmanian Archives http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-42,190,101,L,80. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Pr