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Angus Weir

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Angus Weir
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Edinburgh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. http://members.iinet.net.au /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article
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Nell Murphy on 3rd June, 2016 wrote:

Angus Weir was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 10 June 1840. 7yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Mandarin’ 1843.

There are no other details at all on his Conduct Record but his name and offence record.

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 wrote:

It appears that this Angus WEIR was one of the ‘Parkhurst’ boys, i.e. youths sent from Britain under a reform scheme to remove them from a situation of crime, skill them and then apprentice them out, in the Colonies.  Angus is listed on the ‘Mandarin’ in 1843 aged 12 yrs. He had been charged with housebreaking, at Edinburgh. Noted on record that he was apprenticed out upon arrival in VDL.

There is a recorded ‘Departure’ from Van Diemen’s Land for an Angus WEIR in 1846 on the ship ‘Lord Hobart’ leaving for Two Fold Bay, New Zealand. (ref. CU 36/1/343). (Weir was a fairly uncommon name at that time so further research would reveal if this is the correct person.)

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 wrote:

24 Oct 1843: Colonial Times newspaper, Hobart - list of apprentices available for work, from Campbell St. Hobart - Angus WEIR, aged 15 yrs, sawyer.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 3rd June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Angus, surname: Weir, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. http://members.iinet.net.au (prev. Tasmanian Archives - convicts), date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), crime

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. http://members.iinet.net.au /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article (prev. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. http://members.iinet.net.au)

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