Name Thomas ATKINS
Country Of Origin England
Born 1798
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1798, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Finisher, Bell Hanger
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse Wife and children, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (convict record)
Trial 26 March 1827, Coventry Assizes, Warwick City

10 April 1829, Hobart

Sentence 1827: 14 years transportation for highway robbery, assault, and theft
Arrival 7 December 1827, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the convict ship, Asia (3)
Police Number 265
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon 1841
Other Other skills: Fitter

1827: Recorded as a watchmaker with five years experience.

April 1829: Found guilty of stealing one handkerchief, one night shift, and 15 penny pieces from the house of James Puckeridge, most likely the watchmaker.

June 1831: Quarter Sessions, Hobart: Gave evidence in court, testified as a watchmaker having repaired the watch in question.

February 1834: Sent to Port Arthur for 12 months.

1841: Free Certificate

Death unknown
TAHO: CON31/1/1, CON32/1/2, CON23/1/1 noA265, SC32/1/1 1829.
Web: Founders & Survivors convict database.
Coventry Herald & Weekly Advertiser 23 March 1827; Colonial Times 15 June 1831.