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John Maitland, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||25th November, 1859
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 67 (35)
||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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Amanda Camilleri on 9th June, 2019 wrote:
Glasgow Newspaper 8 January 1844. JOHN MAITLAND alias FERGUSON was found guilty of robbery,in so far as on 19th November last, he did assault James Mackenzie, a labourer, near Canning street of Calton, by striking him one or more blows on the head and other parts of his person,an knocking him down to the ground, when he robbed him of a silver watch, aggravated by being habit and repute thief and having been previously convicted. Sentence 14 years transportation.
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote:
John Maitland was 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Doon, Stirling.
John was 5’3½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark brown whiskers, hazel eyes, tattoos.
10/2/1853: Permission to marry Margaret Ahern (Lord Auckland) - no registration.
25/9/1855: TOL revoked - absent from muster.
25/11/1859: John Ferguson alias Maitland died by drowning - death registered at Emu Bay. Listed as 45 years old.
Convict Changes History
Amanda Camilleri on 9th June, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: Ferguson (alias) (prev. Ferguson (Alias))
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th November, 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime