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Alexander Simpson

Alexander Simpson, one of 168 convicts transported on the Jupiter, 31 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Simpson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Mutiny
Convicted at: Jamaica Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Jupiter
Departure date: 31st December, 1832
Arrival date: 28th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 525 (263)
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

Eric Harry Daly on 4th January, 2013 wrote:

A Jamaican slave transported for Mutiny.
Alexander participated in the largest slave uprising in British history in Jamaica 1831.
Trade: house servant
Height: 5’ 9”
Age: 24
Complexion: black
Head: small, round
Hair: black, curly
Whiskers: none
Forehead: medium height
Eyebrows: black, very small
Eyes: dark brown
Nose: small, broad nostrils
Mouth: small, Lips thick
Chin: round
Remarks: a man of color
Tried: 20 Jan 1832 Jamaica Court Martial
Sentence: life
Arrived: 20 May 1833
Stated this offence, mutiny and exiting the slaves to rebellion, i was a slave myself.
18 Sep 1834: Bryant/ misconduct and using his masters absence from home *_* causing general mischief among his fellow servants- refered to asse’s gang at the green ponds, to be assigned to other service.
Ticket of Leave: 14 Nov 1838
Conditional Pardon: No 2715 31 Oct 1840
Full Pardon: No 692 21 Jan 1841

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 4th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808, gender, occupation, crime

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