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Adam Black

Adam Black, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Adam Black
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 8th June, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 201 (102)
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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Robin Sharkey on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Inverness Courier - Wednesday 25 April 1827 page 2
“Aberdeen Assize
“ADAM BLACK, charged with several acts of theft, aggravated by being habit and repute a common thief.  The panel pled [sic] guilty to four of the charges as libelled.  The Prosecutor restricted the libel to an arbitrary punishment, and the jury having found the Pannel guilty, his Counsel stated that the acts were committed under extreme poverty,  and hoped the Court would be as lenient as possible. He was sentenced to transportation for fourteen years.”

Adam Black, age 48, read and write, Protestat, Married, 1 child, Native of Aberdeen, a Shoemaker.  Crime recorded on indent as “forgery”. Tried Aberdeen, 17 April 1827, given 14 hers.  5ft 8inches, Ruddy complexion, grey hair and hazel eyes.”
there were no other comments on his indent.

However numbers “C42/1253” and “34/601’ were recorded for him indicating he received some forms of commutation of sentence.

Robin Sharkey on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 19 July 1834 p 4 “The following prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets f Leave once the last publication, viz:
at Liverpool:
BLACK, Adam, ‘Prince Regent’

Australasian Chronicle. 27 May 1843 page 4
“Certificates of Freedom have been prepared for the undermentioned persons:
BLACK, Adam, “Prince Regent”

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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