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Alexander Philp (1799–1862)

Alexander Phelp was sentenced to seven years transportation for breaking into a warehouse and stealing sundry working tools. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Globe. He married Sophia Nichols in 1823. By 1828 he was working as a publican and baker in Newcastle.

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  • death notice, Maitland Mercury (NSW), 18 October 1862, p 1

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  • Phelp, Alexander

29 September, 1799
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland


14 October, 1862 (aged 63)
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years