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Alexander Dempster, one of 150 convicts transported on the Hadlow, August 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 81 (42)
||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 3rd April, 2019 wrote:
17th June 1818
ALEXANDER DEMPSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June, one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Francis Rivington, from his person.
JOHN BROWN I am an officer. On the 6th of June I observed the prisoner and another in Cornhill, at three o’clock in the afternoon - They passed me after Mr. Rivington. I immediately went into the road to watch them, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out of Mr. Rivington’s pocket - I took him with it in his hand, the prosecutor turned round and claimed it.
MR. FRANCIS RIVINGTON. On the 6th of June I lost my handkerchief; the officer produced it to me, with the prisoner in custody.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I found it.
GUILTY. Aged 45.
Transported for Life.
Alexander Dempster was 46 years old on arrival. He was 5’5½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
DEMPSTER, Alexander. Per “Hadlow”, 1818
1819 Jan 4: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Hadlow” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.246)
1824 Jul: On return of convicts returned to Government and assigned to settlers in the District of Appin (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.63)
**Possible Death: NSW BDM - 1825, Alexander Dempster, aged 50.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 3rd April, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime