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Elijah Upjohn

Elijah Upjohn, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elijah Upjohn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th September, 1885
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 16th March, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 2
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

Anonymous on 4th January, 2012 wrote:

Dorchester Gaol Record

8th April 1834: Elijah UPJOHN. Labourer of Shaftesbury, 11 years, single,
4’ 10", light brown hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion and has a cut on
the palm of the right hand below the little finger. Committed by R. Buckland,
Mayor and J.B. Chitty, Justices of the Borough of Shaftesbury, for stealing a
pair of trousers. Sentenced to 3 calendar months imprisonment and to be
twice whipped. Conduct disorderly - Discharged 7th july 1834.

8th November 1837: Elijah UPJOHN. Aged 15 years. Committed on 7th
November for stealing rabbits. Sentenced to 6 weeks Hard Labour.
Conduct disorderly. Released 15th De-cember 1837.
10th May 1838: Elijah UPJOHN. Aged 16 years. Committed for stealing
shoes. Sentenced to 7 years transportation. Left Dorchester Gaol on 26th
July 1838. Described as ‘Reads’ (This means that he could not write).

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 4th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823-00-00, date of death 1885-09-28, gender m

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