NameFrancis McIVOR , Source, M
Birthabout 1822, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death2 November 1905, Lefroy, Tasmania, Australia
Spouses
Baptism11 May 1817, St John’s Church Of England, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Birth12 August 1816, New South Wales, Australia
Death17 May 1886, George Town, Tasmania, Australia
FatherGeorge HUBBARD , M (1790-1874)
MotherAnne WHITE , F (1786-1843)
Unmarried
ChildrenHellen (Or Ellen) , F (1857-1935)
 Mary Ann , F (~1860-1947)
Birthabout 1840, County Wicklow, Ireland
Death7 March 1921, Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
FatherAbraham COOPER , M (~1799-1871)
MotherCatherine , F
Marriage1861, George Town, Tasmania, Australia
ChildrenMartha Ann , F (1861-1937)
 Francis , M (1864-1934)
 James Henry (Jim) , M (1867-1948)
 Margaret Louisa , F (1870-)
 Elizabeth Agnes , F (1873-1953)
 Ernest George , M (1875-1889)
 Walter Thomas, (Dick) , M (1878-1936)
 Herbert Alexander William , M (1880-1965)
 Arthur Cyrus (Tassy) , M (1884-1958)
Notes for Francis McIVOR
Lord Lyndoch (2)
Second voyage
Male convicts on board


Departure Port:    London / Downs Departure Date:    24 Apr 1836
Arrival Port:    Hobart Arrival Date:    19 / 20 Aug 1836

Convicts landed: 325

The following is from Barry McIVOR by email (December 2003):
Francis McIvor was born in Edinburgh in 1822, at the age of 13 he was convicted for the second time for stealing, he stole a coat. On the 25/5/1835 he was sentenced to 7 years at Van Diemans Land, he arrived 20/8/1836. I believe he served his time at Richmond, Norfolk Plains at Launceston. He did go to Melbourne on the “City of Melbourne” 2/12/1851. Dad told me they named McIvor township, McIvor goldfield & McIvor Highway after him

I can't remember when or where, but I once read a copy of Francis conviction taken from an Edinburgh paper.

I know dad took a lot of secrets about the family with him. Dad said when they moved from N.Z. to Tassy in 1913 they lived at Lefroy, Beaconsfield, Warrath, Burnie & the Magnet, hope I spelt them correctly. Dad said that old Tassy, thats what they always called Arthur Cyrus, was a wood contractor for the mills, then about 1920 they were off again to N.Z. I believe Francis & Margaret had 11 chi! ldren, there was a Helen too I thought but don't quote me, also there were a couple of kids adopted by either F.& M. or Martha, this part I heard long ago so I am not sure, the adopted were a Lilia & a Fred. They were all raised on the family property "Glen Garry" at Bell Bay, they actually walked off the property & left it to the tenants.

Dad told me that Francis was a great gambler and at one time or another he owned a paddlewheeler and different hotels he had won, and also lost.

Digger - Tasmanian Colonial Index 1816-1889; NFI 1792; NSW 1823-1848
Query
Surname : MCIVER or MCIVERS (2 matches)

Total matching records: 2

Surname: MCIVER
Given names: FRANCIS
Year: 1839
Year to:
Place: RICHMOND COURTS
Ship: LORD LYNDOCH (2)
Category: TRIALS ACCUSED
Status:
Reel: P3-10
Section: ML326
Frame: (66)
Film: CY 151

Tasmanian Convict Index:
Convict Number 50234
Surname Mciver
Given Name(s) Francis
See Surname
See Given Name(s)
Ship Name Lord Lyndoch (2)
Departure Port London
Departure Date 24/04/1836
Arrival Date 19/08/1836
Conduct Record CON31/24 or CON31/31
Indent
Description List CON18/13, CON23/2
Muster Roll
Other Records
Appropriation List CON27/2, CSO1/875/18510, MM33/6

Franics McIVER departed on the “City of Melbourne” on 2nd December 1851 from Launceston to Melbourne. He was a steerage passenger - free by servitude. Ship to Colony was “Lord Lyndoch”. Reference Pol/20/9/1 page 474.

Lived married life at East Tamar area and Lefroy.

Purchased 2/14 50 acres Dorset 3A. 8 miles east of Garden or Green Island. 1 - 2 miles due South of Lefroy.

Granted 50 acres at Tippapory, East Tamar, Tasmania in 1864. The land adjacent to that occupied by Abraham Cooper was occupied by Edward Collins and Francis McIvor.

May have been an original member of the St Joseph’s Band which start in 1845 in Launceston, Tasmania.

Francis McIvor is being researched by:



Convict Records, (most information is recorded under Iver, Francis Mc):
CY1280
Height: 4 foot 7 inches.
Age: 13 years.
Trade: Bag.
Born: Edinburgh
Sentence: 7 years
Native place: Edinburgh
Possibly assigned to Mr George Stewart in Launceston (writing unclear).

CY1279:
Sentenced: 25th May 1835.

CY1196:
Sentence: 14 years
Sentenced: 25th May 1835
Crime: Theft aggravated
Read/Write: Read
Goalers Report: Character indifferenct, communications (word unclear) descent
Character on board the hulk: Orderly.
Other: Learning to sew.

The hulk was the “Curyalus” at Chatham date given was 11th April 1836.

31/24:
Consessions descent.
He was single.
His sentence was picking a woman’s pocket at native place.
He had a previous sentence of three months for stealing a coat.

11th November 1837: Guy / Neglect of duty and insolence 48 hours solitary cell.

12th April 1839: Guy / Absent without leave hard llablour out of chains? (word unclear) Richmond district.

22th July 1840: disobe of order and neglect of duty 3 months har dlabour and sectioned to the Crown.

4th May 1841: Misconduct 6 hours stocks.

Free certificate No 455 in 1842.

22nd March 1842 : Missing Muster 7 days hard labour out of chains.

There are other entries for 16th Sepember 1836, 24th March 1840, and 10th May 1842. The writing is unclear.

18/13:
Convict number: 109
Height: 4 foot 7 inches.
Fresh Complexion
Head: oval
Hair: light brown
Whiskers: (blank)
Visage: Oval
Forehead: low
Eyebrows: Brown
Eyes: Dark brown
Nose: m.l.
Mouth: m.w.
Chin: small
Remarks: Scar on right eyebrow
Native Place: Edinburgh

CON 23/2
Is very similar.

A Franics McIVER departed on the “City of Melbourne” on 2nd December 1851 from Launceston to Melbourne. He was a steerage passenger - free by servitude. Ship to Colony was “Lord Lyndoch”. Reference Pol/20/9/1 page 474.

Lived married life at East Tamar area and Lefroy.

Purchased 2/14 50 acres Dorset 3A. 8 miles east of Garden or Green Island. 1 - 2 miles due South of Lefroy.

Granted 50 acres at Tippapory, East Tamar, Tasmania in 1864. The land adjacent to that occupied by Abraham Cooper was occupied by Edward Collins and Francis McIvor.

There was a Mr McIVOR giving evidence in an Inquest into the death of Mrs Annie Louisa HUXLEY on 26th March 1888. She was the wife of George and died on the 25th March 1888 at Lefroy aged 42 years. A George HUXLEY snr died on 24th June 1889 at Lefroy aged 52 years. This was reported in the “Examiner” newspaper on 26th June 1889.

Death registration: 1905/922.2


Reference Title Date
AD14 Crown Office precognitions 1801-1900
AD14/35 Crown Office precognitions, 1835 1835
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference AD14/35/428
Title Precognition against Francis McIver, Daniel Bain for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction
Dates 1835
Access status Open
Level File
Finding aids 19th Century Solemn Database
Related record JC26/1835/544
Accused Francis McIver, son of Francis McIver, mason, Age: 13, Address: College Wynd, Edinburgh, with father Daniel Bain, Age: 14, tailor, Address: c/o Joan Gow, Canongate, Edinburgh
Associated places

NA4265 Scotland



Reference Title Date
JC26 High Court of Justiciary processes 1550-1997
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference JC26/1835/544
Title Trial papers relating to Francis McIver, Daniel Bain for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 19 May 1835
Access status Open
Level File
Finding aids 19th Century Solemn Database
Related record AD14/35/428

Accused Francis McIver, son of Francis McIver, mason, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft. Note: Pannel cannot write. Daniel Bain, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft
Notes for Sarah Jane Sophia (Spouse 1)
Marriage: 1833/2246/362

Death: 1886/715/352.
Notes for Margaret (Spouse 2)
Lived married life at East Tamar area and Lefroy.

Death registration: 1921/639.2

There was a death and funeral notice notice in the “Examiner” newspaper on 8th March 1921.
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