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James Tasker, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
* Arrival date is estimated
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 305 (154)
||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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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