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William Alexander, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Central Criminal Court
6th January, 1847
4th May, 1847
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 289 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 142
||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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Jillian Brewer on 20th October, 2021 wrote:
Son of Richard Alexander, carpenter, Covent Garden.
Indicted for stealing 2 hats, value 14s.; 2 umbrellas, 5s.; and 1 pair of gloves, 1s.; the goods of Thomas Spencer; and that he had been before convicted of felony.
THOMAS HANSLOW (police-constable F 10.) I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office—(read—Convicted the 8th of May, 1843, and confined six months)—he is the person—he has been in custody four times since that.
Source: Old Bailey Online.
Convict Changes History
Jillian Brewer on 20th October, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime