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Malcolm Campbell

Malcolm Campbell, one of 145 convicts transported on the Mariner, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Malcolm Campbell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Seaman
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 Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 11th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 146 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 258
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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Maureen Withey on 12th May, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 24 July 1823
Absconded Prisoners
25. Malcolm Campbell, Mariner, 29, Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 ft 3 ½ ; haz. eyes, br. hair, dark freckled complexion. H.M. colonial cutter Sally.

D Wong on 13th May, 2019 wrote:

Durham County Advertiser Durham, England
29 Jul 1815

Malcolm Campbell charged with returning and being at large before his time of transportation had expired.

Ended up in VDL.

3/1/1818: Escaping from Sydney on board the Chapman - to labor in Gaol Gang until he can be returned to Sydney.

9/4/1818: Taking a Gov. boat from her moorings without leave - to work for the Gov. one week in his own time.

11/6/1818: Stealing cabbages in T. Alexanders garden - one month in the Gaol Gang.

27/8/1818: Neglect of Duty - to work for the Gov. one week in his own time.

28/8/1818: Neglect of Duty - 25 lashes and to work for Gov. one month in his own time.

27/3/1819 Hobart Town Gazette:
POLICE OFFICE, March 22d, 1819.

THE Undermentioned Convicts having, on the Night of the 27th of February last, piratically cut-out and carried off the Schooner Young Lachlan from this Port, their Names and Descriptions are now published for general Information.

Malcolm Campbell, 5 f. 3½ ins. high, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, pock-pitted, aged 26, is a seaman, was born at New castle, and tried there in 1815 ; he arrived from
Europe in the Mariner (Herbert) under sentence of transportation for life, and was taken out secreted in the Chapman at Hobart Town.

30/9/1820 Hobart Town Gazette:
On Thursday 13 convicts, who arrived in the ship St. Michael from Calcutta, were landed.
Amongst them are five out of the thirteen piratical convicts who took out the Young Lachlan schooner in March 1819; in which they were wrecked upon an Island on the Coast of Java. They were seized and imprisoned at Batavia, where several of them died. The names of the five who are now brought back are, Daniel Clarke, Christopher Read, Malcolm Campbell, Samuel O’Hara, and Patrick Cotton.

25/11/1820 Hobart Town Gazette:
Daniel Clarke, Samuel O’Hara, Patrick Cotton, and Christopher Read, four of the piractical convicts who took away the Young Lachlan schooner in 1819, and who were afterwards taken at Batavia, and sent back to this Settlement, with Malcolm Campbell, one of their associates, were brought forward in consequence of Campbell having been permitted to become a King’s evidence; and after his deposition was read over to them, they were fully committed to take their trial before the Criminal Court.

All the prisoners were found guilty.

12/8/1822: Public Works: Stealing a quantity of wearing apparel on board the brig Elizabeth Henrietta - 50 lashes.

30/1/1823 Sydney Gazette:
Malcolm Campbell, Mariner, 29, Newcastle, upon 5 ft. 3½, haz. eyes br. hair, dark freckled comp. H.M. colonial cutter Sally.

This advertisement ran until 4/2/1825.

2nd Conduct Record in VDL - Struck off Records Dec 53.

Maureen Withey on 1st June, 2021 wrote:

On ult. Malcolm Campbell, who was convicted at Newcastle Assizes, 1809, of grand larceny and transported for 7 years, was apprehended in that town, for being for being at large before the expiration of his sentence, and was committed yesterday se’nnight, take his trial at the next assizes, for the offence.  Since his apprehension he has been charged by the master of a Scotch vessel with having stolen a pocket book with divers bank notes, and silver watch, from on board his ship in Shields harbour, some time about the beginning of last month. 
Durham County Advertiser, 22 Oct 1814.

The following prisoners were committed to Newcastle jail, to take their trials at the ensuing Assizes : ... and Malcolm Campbell, for robbing the cabin of the ship Louisa, of Newhaven, of the master’s watch, money, and cloaths.
Public Ledger 9 Feb 1809.


.. were sentenced seven year, transportation.  Malcolm Campbell, for robbing a ship upon the Tyne, received a similar sentence.
Hull Packet, 8 Aug 1809.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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