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Alexander Crawford

Alexander Crawford, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Crawford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 295 (150)
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 14th June, 2021 wrote:

Edinburgh Evening Courant Midlothian, Scotland
24 Dec 1829:
Alexander Crawford, charged with stealing from different shops several articles, also of being habit and repute a thief, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 14 years’ transportation.

National Records of Scotland
Reference AD14/29/329
Title Precognition against Alexander Crawford for the crime of theft at Bridgegate, Glasgow
Dates 1829

Accused Alexander Crawford, Age: 45, shoemaker, Address: High Street, Glasgow
Victim Peter Croiley, Bridgegate, Glasgow

National Records of Scotland
Reference JC26/1829/196
Title Trial papers relating to Alexander Crawford for the crime of theft at Bridgegate, Glasgow. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 21 Dec 1829

Accused Alexander Crawford, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years
Victim Peter Croiley, Bridgegate, Glasgow

Alexander was listed as being 46 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Dumpfries, Scotland.

Alexander was 5’8ΒΌ” tall, dark complexion, brown to grey hair, brown whiskers, brown eyes.

Married with 4 children - in Glasgow.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Dr. Pearson
1832-1835 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Thomas Reiby.

11/9/1837: TOL

2/2/1838: Had TOL

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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