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Alexander Muirhead

Alexander Muirhead, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Muirhead
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 134
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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D Wong on 8th September, 2017 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to Alexander Muirhead for the crime of assault, also using lewd and indecent behaviour to a girl under puberty at Kirk Street, Calton, Glasgow. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 17 Sep 1834

Accused Alexander Muirhead, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Assault on girl aged 9 years.
Victim: Elizabeth Connolly, daughter of Edward Connolly, shoemaker, Kirk Street, Calton, Glasgow

Alexander Muirhead, Age: 45, manservant, Address: New Street, Calton, Glasgow.

Alexander was 45 years old, born in Glasgow, 4’10½” tall, fresh complexion, black to grey hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, A.M. Woman inside left arm - pockpitted - thin of hair top of forehead, single.

20/9/1841: Free Certificate.

September 1841: Admitted to the New Norfolk Colonial Hospital with debilitas.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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