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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.
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,