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Alexander Steenson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Steenson
Aliases: Stinson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Castle Forbes
Departure date: 28th September, 1823
Arrival date: 19th January, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 9 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 wrote:

Alexander Steenson was 36 years old when tried at Carrickfergus, Antrim County for ‘Stealing wet linen from a bleach green’.

Alexander was married to Sarah and had 2 children.

Colonial Secretary:
STEENSON, Alexander. Per “Castle Forbes”, 1824

1824 Jan 20: On list of convicts landed from the “Castle Forbes” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.194)

1824 Nov: Petition for free passage for his wife Sarah and two children; as Stinson (Fiche 3288; 4/1112.1A pp.368-70)

1825 Apr 7: Runaway. Order payable by Colonial Treasurer to Joseph Welch for apprehension of Stinton (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.7)

1825 Jun 7: On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.520-1)

3/9/1832: Sent to Moreton Bay for 2 years for having a stolen COF in his possession.

1/11/8/1835: Tried at Parramatta for Larceny - 7 years transportation.  Was sent to Norfolk Island and returned to Sydney 14/3/1840 to serve a commuted sentence of 1 year and 2 months but absconded on 13/6/1840 and apprehended 7/1/1842.
Listed as: 52 years old, Labourer, 5’8 1/2” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, sandy hair, hazel and grey eyes, many small scars - absconded from the Stockade, Wooloomooloo.

10/2/1843: Tried Sydney Supreme Court for having an altered COF in his possession - 7 years - again sent to Norfolk Island 24/2/1844 for 2 years, then sent to VDL and arrived 4/3/1846.

On arrival in VDL described as: Farm Labourer, aged 54, fresh complexion, brown to grey hair and whiskers, blue eyes, weak eyes, stout made.

Spent 1 year at Port Arthur.
3/4/1849: Had a TOL and was absent from his district of Launceston - 6 months hard labour.

8/6/1852: Recommended for CP
14/6/1853: CP approved.

No death date found.
Also no evidence of his wife and children arriving.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Alexander, surname: Steenson, alias1: Stinson, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1788, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation,

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