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David Howie

David Howie, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 27 May 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Howie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st November, 1815
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 7th May, 1859
Age: 43 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: Edinbrugh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 27th May, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 65 (34)
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

Anonymous on 26th August, 2011 wrote:

David Howie married Mary Bogue in Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land on 7th November 1850. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. James Garrett in accordance with the Rites and ceremonies of the Church of Scotland.The witnesses were Archibald Simpson and William Bull. Ref: AOT RGD37/7.

Paul Stott on 28th May, 2018 wrote:

David Howie was listed as a “Tailor” upon arrival in Tasmania but after 1846 he began using the term Mariner and at death in 1859 he was referred to as Captain Howie.

Convict Changes History

Paul Stott on 28th May, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1st November, 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th May, 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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