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James Stanmore Watkins
James Stanmore Watkins, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
||James Stanmore Watkins
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 453 (228). Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 wrote:
James Stanmore WATKINS was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 Feb 1828 for housebreaking. Gaol report: “character & connections bad. Former course of life irregular”. 14 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly’. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Manlius’ 1828.
Recorded as a single man BUT had 2 children, he had left at the West Port Poor House. He had last worked in Edinburgh.
Aged 52yrs; plasterer; dark complexion; grey hair; Hazel eyes; slightly lame, gun shot wound.
Native place of birth given as Abingdon, Berks.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to public works.
1830: Charged with stealing 1 bag of lime. Dismissed.
1831: Being out an an improper hour. 1 mth imprisonment, with hard labour.
1832: Being out at night. 6 weeks imprisonment, with hard labour.
Passholder status granted.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 453 (228). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 453 (228)), date