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Hugh Douglass

Hugh Douglass, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hugh Douglass
Aliases: Hugh Douglas
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: 3rd March, 1868
Age: 51 years

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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 501 (251)
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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Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 wrote:

1831: Precognition against Alexander Rennie, Robert Cavanagh and Hugh Douglas for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Edinburgh.

Accused: Alexander Rennie, Age: 19, shoemaker, Address: West Campbell’s Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh

Accused: Robert Cavanagh, son of Terence Cavanagh, porter, Age: 11, Address: Skinner’s Close, High Street, Edinburgh, Origin: Born in England.

Accused: Hugh Douglas, Age: 12, chimney sweep, Address: High Street, Edinburgh, Origin: Born in Glasgow.

Victims: Andrew Hargrive, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh; Agnes Mutch, Cowgate, Edinburgh; William McLeod, Heriot Place; Laurie and Son, Chalmers Close, Edinburgh; and Robert Blackie, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (see National Records of Scotland; Reference AD14/31/461).

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1831, 29 March: Trial papers relating to Robert Cavanagh, Hugh Douglas and Alexander Rennie for the crime of theft, habit and repute at Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh.

Accused: Robert Cavanagh, son of Terence Cavanah, porter, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

Accused: Hugh Douglas, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

Accused: Alexander Rennie, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft (see National Records of Scotland; Reference JC26/1831/276).

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Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 wrote:

1831, 15 April: Hugh Douglas, 13, and Robert Cavanagh, 11 - both convicted for theft - were received aboard the Euryalus prison hulk at Chatham. More than 18 months later, on 27 November 1832, Hugh Douglas was sent from there for transportation (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

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1833: On arrival in NSW, Hugh Douglass [sic] was 16, an errand boy, Catholic, single and could read. He had a previous conviction for theft (2 months’ jail). He was transported for stealing cheese (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842).

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 wrote:

1837, 26 April: Hugh Douglas, per Mangles, was granted a Ticket of Leave No.37/702 for the District of Paterson. This was cancelled in July “for drunkenness and resisting a constable”, for which he received a sentence of 30 days in the cells (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869).

1837, 23 June: Hugh Douglas, per Mangles, was admitted to Newcastle jail to serve 28 days in the cells. He was listed as returned to government, and assigned to TB/JB Humphreys, Paterson, on 2 September (see New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930).

1837, December: Muster - Hugh Douglass, assigned to Andrew Lang at Paterson, is listed as a holder of a Ticket of Leave (see New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849).

1839: Hugh Douglass, per Mangles, born 1817, a labourer, was granted a Certificate of Freedom No.33/976 (see New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 wrote:

1845: According to family records, Hugh Charles Douglas married Anne Cordwell, at East Maitland, on 13 November.

1868, 3 March: Hugh Charles Douglas died on this date, at Tamworth, NSW, according to family records.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Hugh Douglas, gender: m

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1815)

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 30th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 3rd March, 1868 (prev. 0000)

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