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Alexander Anderson

Alexander Anderson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Weaver
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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 16th November, 1838
Arrival date: 24th March, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 395 (199)
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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D Wong on 31st October, 2018 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against James Graham, Alexander Anderson for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction
Dates 1838

Accused James Graham, Age: 15, weaver, Address: Resides with uncle in Bell Street, Glasgow, Origin: Bridgeton
Alexander Anderson, Age: 16, weaver, Address: Resides with mother, Old Wynd, Glasgow, Origin: Glasgow

Alexander Anderson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.
James Graham, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

James Graham arrived NSW per ‘Maitland’ 1840.

Alexander was 17 years old on arrival, 5’2” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Native Place: Glasgow.

Goal Report: Convicted and imprisoned before bad character.
Hulk Report: Orderly but irritable.

1/10/1839: Public Works
15/11/1839: Public Works - Larceny under £5 - existing term of transportation extended 2 years and to be removed to Port Arthur.

5/11/1844: TOL
1845: Free Certificate.

15/4/1845: Permission to marry Mary Irvine (Waverley) approved - no registration found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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