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Alexander Aspland

Alexander Aspland, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Aspland
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th March, 1753
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 2nd July, 1790
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Cambridge, Isle of Ely Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 27 (15)
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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David Aspland on 5th November, 2012 wrote:

Sentenced to death for burglary and the stealing 20 pairs of shoes in October 1786. This was commuted to 14 years transportation. He was held in Ely Gaol and after several escape attempts was moved to the prison hulk Justitia in the Thames until November 1789 when he was embarked for transportation to NBew South Wales. He arrived at the end of June 1790 and died on July 2 1790. He was survived by a wife, Ann and six children, whom he left in England

Convict Changes History

David Aspland on 5th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 26th March, 1753, date of death 2nd July, 1790, occupation, crime

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