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Alexander McGillivray, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
29th March, 1824
21st July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 203 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 135 (69)
||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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Kathy Gatenby on 31st July, 2015 wrote:
Absconded from Maria Island June 1826 with 5 fellow prisoners- William Burt, George Ellis, Michael Brown, Samuel Adams, and Michael Howe - and became bushrangers, -plundering homesteads in the Cressy district. Alexander McGillivray was fatally shot by George Gatenby while attempting to rob the Gatenby household.
The Hobart Town Gazette on 10 June 1826 published a list of the absconders in which McGillivray was described as: ‘379. ALEXANDER MCGILLIVRAY.5
feet 6 inches«, dark brown hair, dark hazel
eyes, 19 vears of age, a miner and shepherd«
tried at Edinburgh 17’h March, 1823, sen-
tence 14 years, arrived in this Colony per
Phoenix (2), native place Glasgow, pock’
pitted, small brown mole right jaw, one in
middle of the cheek, two fingers left hand
Convict Changes History
Kathy Gatenby on 31st July, 2015 made the following changes:
surname: Mcgillivray (prev. McGillivray), gender: m, occupation