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Watkin Watkins

Watkin Watkins, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Watkin Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Montgomery Great Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 18th March, 1820
Arrival date: 16th July, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 268
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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Anonymous on 31st January, 2012 wrote:

transported by ship in company of 2 sons Thomas and James to Australia in 1820 on the ship "Neptune" aged 41 on a 14 year sentence. would love to know more about his background family in wales

karbarm on 8th February, 2013 wrote:

Passenger list for the Neptune 1820 shows only Watkin Watkins. The names and ages for ‘sons’ thomas age 5 and James age 2 have been taken from the 1825 Muster Roll. In the right column of this muster is added the comment ‘sons of Thomas Watkins. These two boys were born NSW to Thomas and Sarah Watkins, and have no connection to Watkin Watkins.

D Wong on 9th February, 2013 wrote:

Watkin was tried on 12/7/1819, he was 40 years old and born at Llanwrtud County, Brec. (Brecknock).

8/9/1821: Employed on the roads; on list of all persons victualled from HM Magazines - Listed as Watkin.

Apr.30/26/10/1822: On list of prisoners assigned.

6/2/1827: Remanded for concealing a cow belonging to William Welsh, in another herd and demanding 5/- for the cow to be released.

1827: TOL
1832: TOL Sydney
19/8/1833: COF

NSW BDM: Watkin Watkins died 1835 aged 56.

Maureen Withey on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

NSW Permissions to Marry. 1825-1851.
Permission 15 Feb 1828, Sydney.  Watkin Watkins, per Neptune 3,  age 49, 14 years, Ticket of Leave, Disallowed.  and Hannah Fox, alias Hannah Dainty, per Louisa, age 34, 7 years, Bond.  Rev. Richard Hill.


1828 Census Index.
Watkin Watkins, age 48, T.L. Neptune 3, 1820, 14 years, protestant. Labourer, Wm. Dibbs, Sydney. Has 2 cattle.
William Watkins, age 3/12 (presumably 3 months old)

also in Index:
Hannah Fox, age 35, G.S.  Louisa, 1827, 14 years, protestant, Servant, Mr Dibbs, Wheelwright, Park Street, Sydney.


Maureen Withey on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

NSW Permissions to Marry. 1825-1851.
Permission 3 Mar 1829, Sydney.  Walter Watkins, per Neptune 2,  age 52, 14 years, Ticket of Leave,  and Mary A. Day, per Brothers 2, age 41, 7 years, Ticket of Leave.  Rev. W. Cowper.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1835-00-00, gender m

D Wong on 9th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1779, occupation, crime

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