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James Walker

James Walker, one of 266 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 20 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Walker
Aliases: Godsiff
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Kent (City of Canterbury) Session of Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 20th July, 1831
Arrival date: 18th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 144
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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Jay on 18th February, 2015 wrote:

From the Tasmanian Historical Records - DOCUMENT 1337 P

Walker Jas (means James) alias Godsiff

Ship: Lord Lyndoch - 1st voyage to Australia

Sailed: Sherness Kent.  27 July 1830 - 7 –

Arrived: 18 November 1831

Captain/Master: JH Luscombe

Surgeon: Gilbert King’s Journal Mitchell Library (ML) MFR 3201 ADM 101/44. Assignment ListS ML MS No. A1059 (7) page 169

Tasman Staqte Library colony secretary Office Record Group CSO.662/14776
Mitchell Library A1059 (5) page 18
James Walker alias Godsiff was transported for stealing a letter containing money. His goal report is not known. His HULK report was orderly - single. It is reported that James hated this offence ‘Stealing a Letter containing Money’. His proper name is Godsiff - single.


Lists of the Principal Ships Transporting Male and Female convicts to Tasmania and Norfolk Island from Great Britain with Numbers of Convicts on Arrival

(i Males) Convict men 1831 to Tasmania
Date: 18 Nov 1831
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Number of Men arrived: 266
One of them was James WALKER age 22 years. He was sentenced for 14 years. His trail was at Gloucester.

Researcher: Jeanette Harper nee Barty

Convict Changes History

Gail Whitten on 2nd January, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Jay on 18th February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, alias1: Godsiff, date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), crime

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