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David Meffan, one of 135 convicts transported on the Canada, 23 April 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 143 (73)
||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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Anonymous on 8th June, 2012 wrote:
David Meffan/Mathven was 20 years old when indicted along with his brother Andrew Mathven-Publican, assistant to his brother David:Address:New Vennel, High Street, Glasgow, Ralph Woodness aged 22 groom Saltmarket Glasgow, Robert Reid aged 25 Fisherman Glasgow and Alexander Robertson-Prisoner in Glasgow.10/5/1822:
Appointed to be overseer of Falling Gangs at Emu Plains, salary 10 pounds per annum (Listed as Miffen)
1/11/1825: Overseer of Government Establishment at Newcastle. On list of Land granted and reserved by Gov.Brisbane.
1828 Census: Labourer, age 31, free by servitude. Employed by Eben Knox.
1835: Married Phoebe McQueen/Phebe M’Queen, Hunter/Maitland district.
Could find no children or date of death.
Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2020 wrote:
Glasgow. The Court was opened here on the 30th ult. and continued till the 3d inst. —David Meffan, theft, 7 years.
The Scots Magazine, 1 Oct 1818.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 8th June, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1798-00-00, gender m