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David Howie

David Howie, one of 99 convicts transported on the Hoogley, 31 October 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Howie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Flax dresser
Date of Death: 1829
Age: 38 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 Life

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 31st October, 1827
Arrival date: 24th February, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 288
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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Anonymous on 5th June, 2011 wrote:

From a copy of the "Hooghley"(2)  from England, I. Reeves, Commander.
no 95, Houre David (underneath added Howie)
age: 36, no education, protestant, Native
place: Dundee, Flax dresser, Offence: stealing a watch, Where tried: Glasgow on 10 Sept. 1827, Sentence: life, former conviction: 2, Height: 5 foot, 8&a quater inches, Complexion: ruddy, eyes:light grey, How disposed of: T. Graham, Hunter’s River.Tattoos and marks: Brittania JH.JM:IN:WH: ship on right arm, CrucifixED on left.
Note added later: Accidently killed in March 1829, as reported by Mr Graham No 5 ? Street. Other undecinable marks afterwards.
Reference misplaced but I think it came from State records of NSW

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st March, 2021 wrote:

1827 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Hoogley - 1827
Indent No; 95
Name; David Houre [Howie]
Age; 36

1828 - Census. Labourer to G J Graham, Newcastle

1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: David Howie
Date of Death: Mar 1829
Accidently Killed

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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