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Alexander King, one of 250 convicts transported on the Candahar, 26 March 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 56. Tasmanian Archives - convict records
||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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Nell Murphy on 5th August, 2018 wrote:
Alexander KING was convicted at Aberdeen Court, Scotland on 19 Sept 1837 for housebreaking. Gaol Report: “an incorrigible theif”. Previous convictions. Stated he had been engaged in stealing nearly all his life. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “bad”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Candahar’ arriving 21 July 1842.
Aged 19 yrs; single man; imperfect tailor; 5’4 3/4’ height; fresh complexion; brown hair; blue eyes; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place of birth: Aberdeen, Scotland (ref. Convict record)
9 months Probation Period.
1 Jan 1844: Ticket of Leave granted.
1844: working as a Police Constable, however dismissed after an incident with a man and a dog.
1844: Free Certificate issued (no. 913).
Convicted again whilst living in the Colony of VDL and a further sentence.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 5th August, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 56. Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 56),