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John Paisley

John Paisley, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Paisley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 19th March, 1868
Age: 84 years

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 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 136. Tasmanian Archives - convict records http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-34,439,121,L,80.
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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Nell Murphy on 31st March, 2017 wrote:

Married Mary MARR, transported per ‘Lady of the Lake’.  Link to her record: http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/marr/mary/16418

Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2017 wrote:

John PAISLEY was convicted at Glasgow, Scotland on 23 Sept 1823 for receiving stolen property. It appears his wife was also convicted and received a prison sentence in Glasgow. Transportation sentence of 14 years, sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Phoenix’ arriving 21 July 1824.

Aged 35yrs; a weaver; married, 2 children.
Stated he had relations in Ireland. Kept a Public House in Gallowgate and Brig End.
Native place of Birth: Tyrone

In the Colony had a clear Conduct Record - no misconduct.

24 June 1829: Application for permission to marry - to Jean MAIN (per ‘Borneo’). (ref. 45/1/1)

13 Dec 1830: Application for permission to marry - to Mary MARR (per ‘Lady of the Lake’). Approved. (ref. 45/1/1). Note: remarriages were permitted within the Colony.

13 Jan 1831: Marriage to Mary MARR at Hobart. (ref. 36/1/2 no. 1548)

Conditional Pardon approved 30 Aug 1834. No. 623.

John Paisley died on 19 March 1868 at Hobart, aged 84 years. Address: Murray St. Hobart. Born Scotland. Profession - Yoeman.  Cause - natural decay and old age. Notified by Samuel Smith, Undertaker, Liverpool St. Hobart. (ref. 35/1/7 no. 7203)

Will of John Paisley - no. AD960/1/7 year 1868.

It appears John Paisley was the licensee of the Freemason’s Hotel, Murray St. Hobart. 1839-1848, 1849 -1861, 1862 - 1865.

Wife Mary Paisley (Marr) died 11 March 1872 at Murray St. Hobart, aged 75 years, widow. Licensed Victualler. Born Glasgow. Cause - old age, general debility. (ref. 35/1/8 no. 825)

Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2017 wrote:

Death notice for John Paisley, ‘The Tasmanian Times’ 21 March 1868:

“PAISLEY -On Thursday the 19th nistant, at his
residence, Murray-street (near to Warwick-street),
after a long illness; Mr. John Paisley, aged 84
years. The Funeral will leave his late residence
on Saturday, the 21st instant, at half-past two
o’clock, when friends are respectfully invited to
attend.”

Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2017 wrote:

NOTE:
John Paisley’s wife Margaret (in Scotland) it appears was transported, in 1825 per the ship ‘Henry’ - but under her maiden name “Margaret McAnslan”. Record in Tasmanian Archives http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-1,380,20,F,60.
Record states she was convicted, with her husband for receiving stolen goods and that he had been transported. Married, 2 children - 1 with her. Her Conduct Record sheet is completely clear. Margaret died 31 May 1826 at Hobart. (ref. 34/1/1 1212)

The name of the child is not on these records and a basic search on the Orphan School does not bring up “Paisley”.  Did they find their father?

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 31st March, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 136. Tasmanian Archives - convict records http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-34,439,121,L,80. (prev. Australian Joi

Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 1788)

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