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Alexander Muirhead, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Glasgow Court of Justiciary
26th August, 1835
10th December, 1835
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 270 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 134
||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