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Andrew Paton

Andrew Paton, one of 224 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsay, 22 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Paton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 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: Strathfieldsay
Departure date: 22nd July, 1831
Arrival date: 15th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 169
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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 22nd June, 2016 wrote:

Andrew Paton was convicted at Glasgow 4 Jan 1831 for stealing a barrel of flour. Previous convictions. Previous connections bad. 7yr sentence. Hulk Report - orderly. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Strathfieldsay’ arriving 15 Nov 1831.

Single man; aged 30yrs.

Assignments in Colony.
Some records of misconduct. Original sentence extended.
28 Dec 1845: Ticket of Leave granted
3 June 1846: Stealing 200 wooden spokes. Transported a further 7yrs, 2 and half to be spent at Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 22nd June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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