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James Tasker

James Tasker, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Tasker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1850
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a pig
Convicted at: Berks. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 305 (154)
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

David Macdonald on 5th January, 2015 wrote:

Due to the state of the farming industry in the early 1800s farm workers faced starvation James Tasker had a wife and children and he was a desperate man most of his children had died and there was no work and no help The pig was his only solution unfortunately he was caught tried and sentenced to Tasmania He married Mary Smyth around 1830 His first wife in England died at the age of 90 in an Oxfordshire workhouse a pauper

Convict Changes History

David Macdonald on 5th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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