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Andrew Millar

Andrew Millar, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Millar
Aliases: Adam
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Handling stolen goods
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stratheden
Departure date: 31st July, 1845
Arrival date: 25th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 361
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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Diane on 12th May, 2022 wrote:

Andrew (aka Adam) s/o Adam Millar & Sarah Murdock (m. 22 Jul 1821 High Ch, Paisley) was a convict transported to Tasmania. In 1843 Andrew MILLAR (alias ADAM) was tried with 4 others including John & Archibald McNAUGHT, at the High Court, Edinburgh for the crime of ‘reset of theft’ (handling of stolen goods?) at 2 addresses in Paisley. Andrew Millar confessed & was sentenced to 7 years transportation. John & Archibald McNaught to 14 years. All 3 were weavers.
He was transported to Van Diemens Land on 3 Aug 1845 on the Stratheden. His convict details on Tasmanian Archives show that he was single, a woolen weaver, aged 20, & could read and write. He was 5’ 4 1/2” with lt brown hair, blue eyes & freckles. Birthplace Paisley. Entry says he was transported for theft by housebreaking of jewellery, plate and watches to valued at £200. This doesn’t quite accord with the conviction of “reset of theft”.
Given Conditional Pardon on 30 Nov 1847 but there is a line across that part of the page with the words “Again convicted vide [see] Miscellaneous Book 4 No 1148”. This may refer to the case of the Andrew Millar who was arrested in 1848 along with John and Archibald McNaught. The Tasmanian Archives should be able to answer that one.
Last record found for him was the 1848 muster roll in Tasmania.  Not traced after that.

Convict Changes History

Diane on 12th May, 2022 made the following changes:

alias1: Adam, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 12th May, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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