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James Mcalpen

James McAlpen, one of 148 convicts transported on the England, 28 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mcalpen
Aliases: Mcalpine (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Joiner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: England
Departure date: 28th April, 1826
Arrival date: 18th September, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 147 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 25 (14)
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

D Wong on 26th November, 2015 wrote:

National Archives, UK.

1 individual petition (the prisoner) on behalf of James McAlpine, convicted at Edinburgh on 28 December 1825 for uttering forged notes in Glasgow. Grounds for clemency: he asks for the same sentence as his accomplice [not named] who has equal guilt, but has an MP, Mr Brooks[?], to speak on his behalf and the prisoner has a wife and a family to support. Initial sentence: banishment [transportation] for life. Annotated: ‘To be considered when the Petition comes from his fellow prisoner.’

Medical Journal of the England 1826:
Folio 12: 26 May 1826, ordered James McAlpine’s irons to be removed being surgery man, John Pocock’s sawyer and George Shepherd’s joiner to assist the carpenter, also George Fincher’s and Robert Turner’s being cooks for the convicts.

1835: TOL Murray
1836: TOL Murray

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th November, 2015 made the following changes:

surname: Mcalpen (prev. McAlpen), alias1: Mcalpine (alias) (prev. McAlpine (Alias)), gender: m, occupation, crime

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