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William Alexander

William Alexander, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Alexander
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 142
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

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

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