Alexander Aspland

M, #560, b. 26 March 1753, d. circa 2 July 1790
FatherWilliam Aspland b. 27 Dec 1723
MotherAnne Unknown Surname
ChartsDescendants Chart - Allexsander Aspland
Baptism*Alexander Aspland was baptized on 26 March 1753 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Marriage*He married Ann Foreman circa 1773 at Cambridgeshire, England
Criminal* On 16 October 1786 at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, Alexander Aspland was sentenced to death for the burglary of a shop at Ely in which 20 pairs of shoes were stolen. Three weeks later he was reprieved to transportation for fourteen years.1 
Criminal On 8 November 1787 an Ely Gaol official wrote to the Home Office requesting the removal of Aspland, who was a cordwainer (shoemaker) by trade, and another convict; they are persons of the most abandoned Principles he wrote corrupting the morals of the other prisoners since committed and have several times attempted to make their escape. Eight days later Aspland was ordered from gaol to the Thames hulk Justitia at Woolwich, his age given as 36. On 12 November 1789 he was embarked on the Neptune transport. Aspland was among the many sick and dying convicts landed at Sydney Cove at the end of June 1790 and housed in a tent hospital. He was buried on 3 July 1790.1 
Immigration*He arrived on 26 June 1790 at Sydney Cove, NSW, Australia, aboard the ship Neptune. 
Death*He died circa 2 July 1790 at Sydney Cove, NSW, Australia.1 
Burial*He was buried on 3 July 1790 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.1 


Ann Foreman


  1. [S32] Michael Flynn, The 1790 Second Fleet, Page: 139.