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Malcoln Loggins

Malcoln Loggins, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Malcoln Loggins
Aliases: Malcolm Logan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd January, 1828
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 254
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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Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

Ticket of Leave
Malcolm Loggins – Coromandel
Hobart Town Gazette, 19 Mar 1824.

Conditional Pardon.
Malcolm Loggins – Coromandel.
Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1826.

Colonial Secretary Index.
LOGAN, Malcolm. Prisoner in Van Diemen’s Land
1825 - Petition for conditional pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 pp.44-5)

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-27$init=CON31-1-27p96
126. Malcolm Loggins, per Coromandel. Tried Sept 1819- Life.
April 1 1824. Constable P.B./ Drunk & disy & out after hours , & stealing a Handkf, propy of M. Sutton – 50 lashes & retd. to P.H.
March 23 1825. T.L./ overseer P.B./ Drunkenness & neglect of Duty – Dismd. as Overseer.
April 4 182 ? Overseer P.B./ Neglect of Duty in suffering the Convicts belonging to the P.B. to be disorderly in Church yesty. Afternoon, in the view of the Supt of Police, - Acquitted.
Aug 17 1826, Constable C.E./ Improper Conduct as a Constable- Repd.
Aug 25 1826, Constable/C.E. /Improper conduct as a Constable in the night of the 20th Aug in apprehdg. Jas. Revell, a free man on his own premises & confg. Him in the Watch hse without any lawful cause. Dismid. from the office of Constable.
Oct 30 1827, Constable/ Fined upon the view of the police magistrate for being drunk, 5/-.
Conditional Pardon 13.  28th Feb 1826.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Jan 25, 1828.
Whereas It has been represented that the Lieutenant Governor that Malcolm Loggins, a Constable, was atrociously murdered, on the 23rd inst, by Henry Williams and Thomas Pearson, two Convicts unlawfully at large: All constables and other persons are hereby called upon to use their utmost endeavours to secure these Murderers, in order to their being brought to Justice.
By command of His Excellency, J. Burnett.
The Tasmanian, 1 Feb 1828.

FEBRUARY 11—This day and three or four subsequent ones, were occupied in the trial of Williams, the associate of Pearson, who together have so long infested Constitution-hill, to the terror of the traveller. Williams was arraigned for the wilful murder of Malcolm Logan, or Loggins, a constable, who had him in charge, by stabbing him in the belly with a sharp instrument, made of half a pair of sheep shears.  Loggins and another constable (both having warrants) were sent to apprehend Pearson and Williams. They waited for a considerable time before they could fall in with the objects of their search, and by this time the warrant of Loggins had got worn out in his pocket. On applying to the Magistrate for another warrant, instructions were given to aprehend the men, Pearson and Williams, without.  The constables having fallen in with the runaways, after a sharp conflict succeeded in taking Williams prisoner. Having tied his hands, Loggins was left by the other constable in charge of Williams, while he followed Pearson, who had escaped. While Williams was thus in custody, with his hands tied before him, he requested Loggins to give him some water, and while he was holding the pot to Williams’s mouth, the latter contrived to draw the dagger before-mentioned from under his sleeve, and plunged it with both hands into the abdomen of the constable, who died shortly after. Williams escaped after the bloody deed, but was subsequently re-taken.
On the verdict of guilty being returned, His Honor said he was surprised. His Honor made this remark, he said, because Williams had been taken by a person who, at the time of the capture, had not a warrant in his possession, although he had had one. It did not signify that any person should know that a warrant had been seen with that person—that warrant might have been a forgery—and was no proof of a legal capture.  His Honor also said, that if any person who had not a Magistrate’s warrant to apprehend him, shot a bush-ranger, it amounted to murder.
Colonial Advocate, 1 Mar 1828.

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 June 2020), September 1819, trial of MALCOLM LOGGINS (t18190915-168).
MALCOLM LOGGINS, Theft > pocketpicking, 15th September 1819.

1241. MALCOLM LOGGINS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , one watch, value 40 s., the property, of James Hemmings, from his person.

JAMES HEMMINGS . I am a tailor , and live at Hatton-wall. On the 11th of August, about a quarter after nine o’clock in the evening, I was near the Jolly Coopers, Clerkenwell-close . I was leaving the corner, when theprisoner ran by and snatched my watch from my fob. I followed him - he ran as far as the gate of Clerkenwell prison, and threw it down. I picked it up, and secured him - I was quite sober.

MARY COOPER . I live in John’s-court - I was with Hemmings. The prisoner came by, and snatched his watch - I saw him drop it, and am sure he is the person.

WILLIAM CLAYTON . I am a timber-merchant, I secured the prisoner; he ran into the public-house - I heard the cry, and stopped him. The prosecutor charged him with stealing his watch; the prisoner said it fell out of his pocket.

JOHN MILLS . I am a constable. I heard the cry as the prisoner passed me, I followed him, and brought him out of the public-house.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 23rd January, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), crime

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Malcolm Logan

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