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Alexander SHORT

Alexander SHORT

Male Abt 1829 - 1901  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Alexander SHORT 
    Born Abt 1829  Newcastle on Tyne, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Criminal Conviction 28 May 1838  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Henderson, Thomas Hudson, Alexander SHORT, William Palister, Michael Kenon, and Joseph Dolvin were all committed to hard labour for 14 days, as rougues and vagabonds, having being found on Saturday night in a hay loft, in the Butcher Bank, for an unlawful purpose, and a quantity of stolen articles found in their possesion. 
    Criminal Conviction 1 Jul 1840  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crime: Larceny
    Sentence: 4 months imprisonment 
    • Joseph Dolman, Alexander SHORT, and John McKenny were charged with having stolen a half-crown, 5 shillings and 20 sixpences from the till of a shop kept by William Guy at the head of Westgate-street. It appeared that the prisoners had been several times in the shop, asking for articles which they afterwards stated some excuse for not purchasing; and that on the 27th May, Mrs Guy had gone out of the shop into the back kitchen for a few minutes. On her return, the three boys were in the shop and she observed one of them coming round, as from behind the counter. That boy asked her for a half-penny orange; but seeing her till half out, she said "Stop a bit," while she went up and examined its contents. She then found that seventeen shillings in silver had been taken out of a tea cup, when she said to the boys, "You rascals, you have robbed me," and they all ran away. SHORT & McKenny rushed along Clayton-street and escaped; and Mrs Guy followed Dolman towards the Forth. On coming up to him, she demanded her money, when he said he had none; but perceiving some silver in his waistcoat-pocket, she put in her hand, and took it out. She then called for the police, and two came up, to one of whom she gave the money taken from his pocket, and placed the prisoner in the custody of the second officer. The other lads were apprehended late the same night and next morning; and the statement made by each was, that he was present at the time, but the other boys got the money. In his defense, Dolman said the silver found upon him was his own, which he had worked for; and the other two denied all knowledge of a robbery having been committed. The Jury found them all guilty, and three previous commitments having been put in against Dolman, two against SHORT and one against McKenny, the recorder told them that if they ever appeared at the bar again, they would assuredly be sent out of the country. For the present, he was disposed to give them another chance, and he sentenced Dolman to 6, SHORT to 4, and McKenny to 3 months imprisonment and hard labour.
    Criminal Conviction 28 Dec 1840  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sentenced to 1 month hard labour 
    • Alexander SHORT, Nicholas Lockey and John Johnson, all boys, but the two former, notwithstanding, old offenders, were charged with breaking into the fruit lofts of Mr Scott, Quayside, on Sunday morning, and stealing a quantity of apples and oranges.

      It appeared that Mr Scott had suffered much from depredations of this character, they having occurred almost weekly. He accordingly applied to Mr Stephens for the purpose of having a policeman exclusively to watch his premises, and on Sunday morning P.C. No. 21, concealed himself into the loft; about half-past one he observed the prisoner Lockey break the window in the roof, at the same time shouting to others outside to "come on."

      The three then entered, and after loading from the apple heaps, went to the loft below, and commenced and equally free and easy unloading of the orange chests.

      The policeman then interfered and succeeded in taking Johnson into custody; the others escaped, but were captured on the same night. Lockey was committed to hard labour for 3 calendar months; SHORT for 1 calendar month; and Johnson for 1 week.
    Criminal Notes 30 Sep 1843  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander SHORT was brought up charged with felony. It appeared that a person named Humble, who keeps a shop in Northumberland street, happened to be absent from the shop for a short time yesterday evening, and upon returning she found the prisoner engaged with helping himself with money out of her till. She immediately gave the alarm and two officers happening to be near gave chase to the prisoner. They after a long race caught the prisoner in the Bigg Market. The prisoner was remanded until Monday to allow the prosecutrix an opportunity of attending. 
    Criminal Conviction 2 Oct 1843  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander SHORT, who was remanded, charged with attempting to carry off a shop till, out of a shop in Northumberland street; was committed as a vagrant for one month. 
    Criminal Conviction 3 Jan 1844  Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sentence: Transportation (7 years)
    Crime: Larceny (stealing three pieces of broad cloth, the property of Mr Ratcliff Manchester, Grey street.) 
    Age: 16 
    Departure 2 Jun 1847 
    Aboard the "Joseph Somes" 
    Arrival 24 Sep 1847  Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assigned to Public Works 
    Criminal Notes 1849  Darlinhurst Gaol, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Height: 5 foot 10 inches
    Make: Stout
    Complexion: Fair
    Hair Colour: Brown
    Eye Colour: Hazel 
    Age: 22 
    Died 3 Aug 1901  Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I0210  Short Family Tree Misc
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2016 

    Father Alexander SHORT 
    Mother Catherine CUMMINGS,   b. IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret FANNING,   b. Abt 1834, Kilkenny, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1909, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1852  Saint Peters, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Alexander SHORT,   b. Abt 1854, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1941, Bambil Street, Bulimba, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +2. John Thomas SHORT,   b. 1856, Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1895, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +3. William Henry SHORT,   b. 1 Jul 1858, Black Lead, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1936, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Margaret SHORT,   b. 2 Nov 1860, Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Francis Richard SHORT,   b. 02 Nov 1860, Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1896, Croydon, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Ellen SHORT,   b. 31 Mar 1864, Ballarat West, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Edmund James SHORT,   b. 4 Sep 1875, Gympie, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1953, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F0065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1829 - Newcastle on Tyne, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Thomas Henderson, Thomas Hudson, Alexander SHORT, William Palister, Michael Kenon, and Joseph Dolvin were all committed to hard labour for 14 days, as rougues and vagabonds, having being found on Saturday night in a hay loft, in the Butcher Bank, for an unlawful purpose, and a quantity of stolen articles found in their possesion. - 28 May 1838 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Crime: Larceny Sentence: 4 months imprisonment - 1 Jul 1840 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Sentenced to 1 month hard labour - 28 Dec 1840 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Notes - Alexander SHORT was brought up charged with felony. It appeared that a person named Humble, who keeps a shop in Northumberland street, happened to be absent from the shop for a short time yesterday evening, and upon returning she found the prisoner engaged with helping himself with money out of her till. She immediately gave the alarm and two officers happening to be near gave chase to the prisoner. They after a long race caught the prisoner in the Bigg Market. The prisoner was remanded until Monday to allow the prosecutrix an opportunity of attending. - 30 Sep 1843 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Alexander SHORT, who was remanded, charged with attempting to carry off a shop till, out of a shop in Northumberland street; was committed as a vagrant for one month. - 2 Oct 1843 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Sentence: Transportation (7 years) Crime: Larceny (stealing three pieces of broad cloth, the property of Mr Ratcliff Manchester, Grey street.) - 3 Jan 1844 - Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Assigned to Public Works - 24 Sep 1847 - Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Notes - Height: 5 foot 10 inches Make: Stout Complexion: Fair Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Hazel - 1849 - Darlinhurst Gaol, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1852 - Saint Peters, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1901 - Queensland, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] BDM - QLD, 1901.
      Name: Alexander Short
      Death Date: 3 Aug 1901
      Death Place: Queensland
      Father's name: Alexander Short
      Mother's name: Catherine Cummings
      Registration Year: 1901
      Registration Place: Queensland
      Registration Number: 001945
      Page Number: 23861

    2. [S14] BDM - VIC, 1852.
      29591/1852