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James Tasker

James Tasker, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Tasker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th April, 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 29th August, 1901
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 214
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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D Wong on 10th March, 2014 wrote:

James Tasker was born at Cripplegate, London, and his occupation was a Labourer/Carter.

James was 5’4” tall, single, grey eyes, black hair, J on left arm, 5 blue dots between finger and thumb left hand.

Mother: Ann at Tottenham Court Road, 1 brother, James and 2 sisters Mary and Eliza with his mother.

Nothing on his conduct record.

30/6/1850: Passenger per ‘Adelaide’ Launceston to Port Phillip - Lord Lyndoch - Free by Servitude.

This from Rootsweb:
James Tasker was born 1817 in Middlesex, and died 1901 in Castlemaine, Victoria. He married Emma Warner on 29 Nov 1852 in John Knox Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, daughter of William Warner and Hannah Finch.

Occupation: miner Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

More About James Tasker and Emma Warner:
Marriage: 29 Nov 1852, John Knox Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Children of James Tasker and Emma Warner are:
+James Tasker, b. 1853, Bendigo Victoria, d. 1915, Melbourne Victoria.
Hannah (Annie) Tasker, b. 1855, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, d. 1938, Melbourne Victoria.
+David Tasker, b. 27 Jul 1858, Castlemaine, Victoria1194, d. 1918, Melbourne Victoria.
+Elizabeth Tasker, b. 17 Mar 1861, Camp Hill, Castlemaine Victoria1195, d. 1936, Rydalmere, NSW, Australia.
+Jessie Tasker, b. 1864, Loddon, Victoria, Australia1196, d. 1906, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Convict Changes History

Don Mountain on 9th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 29th April, 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th August, 1901 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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