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Alexander Muirhead, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Glasgow Court of Justiciary
3rd July, 1843
15th October, 1843
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 237 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 362
||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 5’4¼” tall, fresch complexion, dark brown har, hazel eyes, reads, single protestant.
Occupation: Cotton Piecer.
Brothers: William, Joseh, George
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime