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Douglas Gilchrist, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th January, 1828
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 89 (46)
||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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greg petersen on 8th January, 2017 wrote:
transferred from hulk Justitia at Woolwich to Claudine for transportation to VDL
ship surgeon Henry Ryan diary entry:
18 August 1821:
took the irons off Douglas Gilchrist and Robert Molt on consequence of their good character. Issued bibles, testaments, prayer books and psalters agreeable to the printed instructions; also slates, copy books and religious tracts to the boys.
D Wong on 9th January, 2017 wrote:
28/6/1821 Birmingham Chronicle West Midlands, England:
Douglas Gilchrist, aged 21, was indicted for unlawfully obtaining from various persons sums of money under false pretences.
16/3/1827 Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser, Hobart:
On Monday evening, the men, Cockerell and Gilchrist, were tried at the Police Office, before a Bench of Magistrates, for altering the sentence of a certain Crown prisoner in the Indent Books, to which as Clerks they had access. Cockerell was sentenced to three years, and Gilchrist for the remainder of his
sentence to Macquarie Harbour.
9/1/1828: Douglas Gilchrist died at the Macaquarie Harbour Hospital.
Convict Changes History
greg petersen on 8th January, 2017 made the following changes:
D Wong on 9th January, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th January, 1828 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime