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Alexander Muirhead

Alexander Muirhead, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Muirhead
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
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: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 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 362
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, John McKillop, Archibald McKillop for the crime of theft by housebreaking and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 31 Dec 1842

Accused Alexander Muirhead, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

John McKillop was later transported for Burglary in 1846 per Pestonjee Bomanjee.

Arichibald McKillop was also on board the Lord Petre.

Alexander Muirhead was 20 year old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Glasgow.

Alexander was 5’4ΒΌ” tall, fresch complexion, dark brown har, hazel eyes, reads, single protestant.

Occupation: Cotton Piecer.

Brothers: William, Joseh, George
Sister: Ann

7/9/1847: TOL
8/1/1850: COF

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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