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Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright, one of 156 convicts transported on the Medway, 13 November 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medway
Departure date: 13th November, 1820
Arrival date: 13th March, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 414
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

Ann Marie Gould on 24th March, 2020 wrote:

Scottish - wife and family in Wiltshire

D Wong on 25th March, 2020 wrote:

Alexander Wright was listed as 33 years old on arrival.

Alexander was 5’6¾” tall, reddish brown hair, grey eyes, Scar between fr and thunb rt hand pockpitted Small Excreasance near corner rt eye.

1830 Muster: Assigned to his wife, Mary Ann.

1832-35 Musters: TOL

22/8/1836: CP
10/2/1850: Free Pardon.

1862: Alexander wright died, aged 75, headstone is at St. Davids, Hobart.
Died of old age - listed as a Gentleman.

Mary Ann Wright died 13/4/1846 at 116 Bathurst Street, Hobart, of old age - she was 63.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 24th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 25th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), occupation

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