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Francis Weir, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 235 (119). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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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.
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