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James Watkins

James Watkins, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 265 (134). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 wrote:

James WATKINS was convicted at Kent, England on 15 March 1824 for stealing a coat.  7 yr transportation sentence.Gaol report: “bad, convicted before”.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Medina’ arriving Sept 1825.

Single man.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work.
21 Nov 1827: Having lost or given away a yoke, the property of the Govt. 1mth work in the Chain Gang at St. Peter’s Pass road works.
1 Jan 1835: Steal a pig. Committed for trial.
29 Jan 1835: Supreme Court - Guilty. Extension of sentence by 7 years.
1837: Disobedience of orders and insubordination. 3mths road party work.
1838: Out after hours. Recommended to be assigned on the other side of the island.
1839: at Oatlands.
14 May 1840: Ticket of Leave granted.
1842: Free Certificate issued, no. 112 or 1120.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 265 (134). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Numbe

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 made the following changes:

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