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Alexander Shaw

Alexander Shaw, one of 128 convicts transported on the Champion, 24 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Shaw
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Champion
Departure date: 24th May, 1827
Arrival date: 17th October, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 127 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 190
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 1st November, 2016 wrote:

Alexander Shaw, hawker. Entry relating to the crime of theft at West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. Date of trial: 15 Mar 1826, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - Life

Alexander was 15 years old on arrival.

1832: TOL Sydney.
1834: TOL Sydney.
1845: TOL Campbelltown.

6/2/1837 The Sydney Herald:
James Valentine, Alexander Shaw, and Samuel Marsden, were indicted for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of William Bassettm, at Sydney, on the ?? of December. Valentino and Shaw.
Guilty-death recorded (to be transported to a penal settlement for fourteen years), Marsden Not Guilty-discharged.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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