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James Alexander

James Alexander, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Alexander
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
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: Theft
Convicted at: Scotland, Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 321 (163). Tasmanian Archives.
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 21st January, 2019 wrote:

James ALEXANDER was convicted at Glasgow, Scotland on 2 May 1848 for theft and having previous convictions. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Aboukir’ - departing England 7 Dec 1851 and arriving VDL 20 March 1852.

Labourer; aged 23 yrs; 5’2 1/4”; Presbyterian religion; can read & write a little; single man.
Native place of birth: Glasgow.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
1854: at Port Sorell, then Ross.
1855: at Avoca.

Certificate of Freedom issued, at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 21st January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 321 (163). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 321 (163)), ge

Nell Murphy on 21st January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), occupation

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