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Francis Weir

Francis Weir, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Weir
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 23rd November, 1824
Arrival date: 18th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 129 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 235 (119). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 wrote:

Francis WEIR was convicted at Glasgow, Scotland on 13 April 1824 for stealing sheep skins.  Gaol Report: “bad”.  14 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Sir Charles Forbes’ arriving there 1825.

Single man.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
13 June 1826: Assigned to Capt. Wood - idleness and neglect of duty. 50 lashes.
23 Oct 1829: Wilful perjury. Bailed to take trial should the Lt. Gov., choose to do so.
Ticket of Leave granted.
20 May 1834: Out after hours. Reprimanded.
1 Sept 1836: Conditional Pardon approved.

26 Feb 1838: Lt. Gov., has been pleased to approve this man being allowed to proceed to Port Phillip (Victoria) in the service of Messrs Wood Rissell/Russell & others.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 235 (119). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Numbe

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