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Alexander Halley

Alexander Halley, one of 345 convicts transported on the Sir George Seymour, 04 November 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Halley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir George Seymour
Departure date: 4th November, 1844
Arrival date: 27th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 344 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 227 (115)
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

D Wong on 18th May, 2014 wrote:

Alexander Halley, 21 was a ‘Stable man’, and was transported for Robbery and Assault.  Convicted 21/11/1842, at Edinburgh.  He became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and employment was not specified.

Alexander married Isabella Black on September 3rd. 1841 in the town of Stirling, Parish of Falkirk
On the 21st. of November 1842 and they had 1 child.

Isabella Black was transported for stealing money and arrived VDL per ‘Emma Eugenia”.  Isabella married George Larkman (Pyramus 1839) in 1847, had 3 children, then married Edmund Thorp (Royal Sovereign 1837) moved to Victoria and they had 7 children.

Alexander was trained as a Shoemaker, he married Margaret McKay in Melbourne in 1845, they had children, 2 daughters and possibly more. 
Margaret died in 1904.

18/5/1920: Alexander died in Geelong.

D Wong on 18th May, 2014 wrote:

The Alexander Halley that died in 1920 in Geelong was the grandson and not this Alexander.  Still no confirmed date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th May, 1920 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 0000 (prev. 18th May, 1920)

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