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James Mclellan

John McLellan, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mclellan
Aliases: Mclillan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 21st December, 1847
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 361 (182). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 wrote:

(Recorded on index of Tasmanian Archives as “McLillan”, but “McLellan” in conduct record book.)

James McLellan was convicted at Edinburgh on 21/12/1842 for Assault, with intent to ravish. John Jamieson and James Workings also charged with intent to commit rape on E. Ingles, in a potatoe field, convicted and transported. 10yr sentence.

Gaol Report: good character. connections decent.
Hulk Report: bad

Father: James.  Mother: Margaret
Brother: George
Sisters: Margaret, Alice & Lilas.

Protestant; read; single man; collier at coal mines; 5’4 1/4”; 19 yrs of age; fresh complexion; lt brown hair; lt brown eyes; scars.

Native Place: Newton, nr Edinburgh.

Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Lord Petre’ 1843.
Station Gang: Cascades, Hobart 2yrs. Convict no. 46465.

24/07/1844: Cascades - idleness - probation extended 2 mths.
Emerged from Station Gang 19/01/1846.
29/03/1847: Rawlings, Hobart - out after hours. 1mth imprisonment and hard labour, Broadmarsh.
07/04/1847-27/04/1847: hospital
29/10/47 - 21/12/1847: hospital

Died in hospital, Hobart 21/12/1847.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 made the following changes:

term 10 years, source, firstname James (prev. John), surname Mclellan (prev. McLellan), alias1, date of birth 1823, date of death 21st December, 1847, gender, occupation, crime

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