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Peter Alexander (1805–1839)

Peter Alexander was sentenced to life transportation for housebreaking. He arrived in Sydney in 1822 aboard the Guildford. His height was given as 5ft 5ins. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1833 and married Frances Izzard in 1838. They had a child, William Alexander, in 1839.

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Life Summary [details]


Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland


10 July, 1839 (aged ~ 34)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: life