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Matthew Gillespie

Matthew Gillespie, one of 160 convicts transported on the Eliza, 22 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Gillespie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Coppersmith/brazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 22nd September, 1819
Arrival date: 21st January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: NSW State Archives
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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Community Contributions

Robyn Saunders on 10th November, 2019 wrote:

Ticket Of Leave 27/179 in 1827
Certificate of Freedom 33/554 in 1833
Labourer for John Town in 1828 Muster in Hunter’s River

Convict Changes History

Robyn Saunders on 10th November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: NSW State Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 228), date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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