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Alexander Mcgillivray

Alexander McGillivray, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Mcgillivray
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 135 (69)
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

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

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