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Alexander Sweeney

Alexander Sweeney, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Sweeney
Aliases: Swanston (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 12th November, 1852
Age: 63 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stirling Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 386
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

Dennis Nightingale on 17th April, 2015 wrote:

Born - Derry Ireland. Widower.

D Wong on 17th April, 2015 wrote:

Alexander was transported for stealing a bridle.

1843: TOL Port Macquarie - listed as Swanston.

12/11/1852: Alexander died, aged 63, at the Parramatta Hospital - Lunatic.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 17th April, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Swanston (alias) (prev. Swanston (Alias)), date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th November, 1852 (prev. 0000)

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