Samuel Scattergood 11

M, #1, b. 1817, d. 25 April 1862

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BirthSamuel Scattergood 1 was born in 1817 at England.1 
DeathHe died on 25 April 1862 at Fremantle, Western Australia; reg: 1966/1862.1,2 
BurialHe was buried at Skinner St Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.3 
Name-Variation Samuel Scattergood 1 was also known as Joseph Samuel Thompson 1.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a sheep and sentenced to 15 years on 9 March 1848 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 9"; Light brown hair, blue eyes, thin visage, fair, tanned complexion, stout to middling appearance; Marks - Man and Woman, 2 stars, 1 dog, ST 1838 on rgt arm, half moon and seven stars, an anchor, heart, spade, club and diamond, IMB on left arm on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a gardener on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 1 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a gardener working for Mr. Dempster at the wage of 30s per month.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Bio His story is briefly told in "Convict Fremantle" pg 76 (see attached.)5
Last Edited27 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, Registered St Patrick's Church, Fremantle.
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/206664248/…
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  5. [S90] Michael Bosworth, Convict Fremantle A Place of Promise and Punishment.

John Patience 21

M, #2, b. 1821, d. 24 September 1870
Name-Change John Patience 2 was also known as John Pashen 2. 

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BirthJohn Patience 2 was born in 1821 at Dorset, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 24 September 1870 at Greenough, Western Australia.1 
BurialHe was buried on 24 September 1870 at Bootenal Cemetery, Bootenal, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 14 years on 11 March 1848 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.1 
Family StatusJohn Patience 2 claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850. Married Ann Criddle 14.11.1857.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 ; brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout to middling appearance; Marks - C.P.E.P on rgt arm; JP on rgt hand on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; miner on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 2 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Champion Bay district as a labourer working for Colonial Assurance Co. at the wage of £2 per month.1,4 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S106] Pentonville Prison Register, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-727851581/findingaid?digitised=y#nla-obj-727852985, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-813416365/view
  3. [S45] Midwest Death Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-death-register/, https://midwestwaheritage.com/result/?id=5190
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

William Branson 31

M, #3, b. 9 February 1817, d. 12 May 1901

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BirthWilliam Branson 3 was born on 9 February 1817 at Bosworth, Leicestershire, England.1 
DeathHe died on 12 May 1901 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, at age 84.1,2 
BurialHe was buried at Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia; RC BB 245.3 
Name-Variation William Branson 3 was also known as William Braunstone 3.1 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Whitwick, Leicestershire, England. His occupation was shown as.4  
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 9 March 1848 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was widower as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 1/2; Brown hair; hazel eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance; Marks - small scar inner corner of left eyebrow on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a baker; framework knitter on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 3 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a butcher working for Mr. Padbury at the wage of 30s per month.1,5 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S14] Metropolitan Cemteteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch.
  3. [S14] Metropolitan Cemteteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch, https://portal.mcb.wa.gov.au/name-search/ns-detail/
  4. [S2] 1841 England Census viewed on Ancestry.com., online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view

John Larcombe 41

M, #4, b. 1818, d. 25 July 1894

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BirthJohn Larcombe 4 was born in 1818.1 
DeathHe died on 25 July 1894 at Lake Dumbleyoung, Western Australia.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 4 January 1848 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; light brown hair; hazel eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance; Marks - LARK and an anchor on rgt arm EM on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a miner; sawyer on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a sawyer working for Rt. Rev. Dr. Serra at the wage of £3 per month.1,3 
Cert. of FreedomHis Cerificate of Freedom was granted on 25 March 1871 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1894 pg 149.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Thomas Welsby 51

M, #5, b. 1824, d. 25 July 1880

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BirthThomas Welsby 5 was born in 1824 at Lancashire, England; 35 yo in character book 1850.1,2 
DeathHe died on 25 July 1880 at Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia; reg: 10589/1880.1,3,4 
BurialHe was buried on 26 July 1880 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia; as Thomas Wellesbey.4 
Name-Variation Thomas Welsby 5 was also known as Thomas Welsbey 5.1 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Sephton, Lancashire, England. His occupation was shown as.2  
ConvictedConvicted of robbery and sentenced to 15 years on 23 March 1848 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5 1/8; dark brown hair; dark hazel eyes; prominent visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a muslin manufacturer; smith's striker on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 5 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 October 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Cerificate of Freedom was granted on 13 June 1865 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited10 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S2] 1841 England Census viewed on Ancestry.com., online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…

John Jermyn 61

M, #6, b. 1824, d. 17 November 1874

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BirthJohn Jermyn 6 was born in 1824; 1824 ?; or 1825/6 - listed as 24yo in character book 1850.1 
DeathHe died on 17 November 1874 at Northampton, Western Australia.1 
ConvictedConvicted of Rape and sentenced to 15 years on 28 March 1848 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 9; brown hair; blue eyes; long visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a shoemaker on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 6 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a shoemaker working for self at the wage of 30s per month.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 March 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited31 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

George Thompson 71

M, #7, b. 2 February 1825

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BirthGeorge Thompson 7 was born on 2 February 1825 at Northumberland, England.1,2 
Census_1841EngGeorge Thompson 7 appeared on the 1841 English census at Ingram, Northumberland, England. His occupation was shown as ag labourer.2 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years on 29 February 1848 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; brown hair; blue eyes; prominent visage fair complexion a little tanned; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a miner; pitman on 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 7 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a woodcutter working for Mr. Curtis at the wage of 30s per month.1,3 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S2] 1841 England Census viewed on Ancestry.com., online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

William Carter 81

M, #8, b. 1825, d. 1874

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BirthWilliam Carter 8 was born in 1825.1 
DeathHe died in 1874 at Western Australia.1 
ConvictedConvicted of horse stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 18 October 1847 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.06.1853.1,2 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 6; sandy inclined hair colour; hazel eyes; prominent visage; fair; freckled complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a butcher on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 8 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a butcher working for Messrs. Padbury & Cole at the wage of £2 per month.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 29 April 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Cerificate of Freedom was granted on 19 December 1866 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited31 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034041466/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view

James Smith 91

M, #9, b. 1824

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BirthJames Smith 9 was born in 1824 at Worcestershire, England; 24yo in character book 1850.1,2 
Census_1841EngJames Smith 9 appeared on the 1841 English census at Dudley, Worcestershire, England. His occupation was shown as.3  
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 3 January 1848 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7; dark brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a baker on 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 9 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a baker working for Convict Establishment at the wage of £5 per month without rations.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 14 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S2] 1841 England Census viewed on Ancestry.com., online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S2] 1841 England Census viewed on Ancestry.com., online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Thomas Hirst 101

M, #10, b. 1824, d. 14 September 1856

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BirthThomas Hirst 10 was born in 1824.1 
DeathHe died on 14 September 1856 at Perth, Western Australia; 14 Sep 1856; BDM WA Regn. No. 846; recorded as Hurst; 35 yo.1,2,3 
Name-Variation Thomas Hirst 10 was also known as Thomas Hurst 10.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1847 at York, Yorkshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; dark brown hair; brown eyes; oval visage; rather sallow complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a brass moulder on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 10 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 23 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a brass-moulder working for John Smith at the wage of 10s per week.1,4 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Convict Register Acc 128 38-39 frame 322 https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037088457/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

Thomas Trott 111

M, #11, b. 23 October 1823, d. 6 May 1910

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Thomas Trott 11 (Photo: KielyV69)
BirthThomas Trott 11 was born on 23 October 1823 at Boston, Lincolnshire, England.1 
DeathHe died on 6 May 1910 at Bunbury, Western Australia, at age 86.1 
BurialHe was buried at Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bunbury, Western Australia.2 
Name-Variation Thomas Trott 11 was also known as Henry Thomas 11.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing & assault in company with others and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1847 at Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.6.1852.1,3 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5; brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; brown complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a boatman; mason on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 11 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason working for D. Scott at the wage of 7s per diem.1,4 
Last Edited27 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S41] Ozburials, online www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/waus.htm.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034221068/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

Edward Spillett 121

M, #12, b. December 1818, d. 18 May 1870

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BirthEdward Spillett 12 was born in December 1818.1 
DeathHe died on 18 May 1870 at Penola, South Australia, at age 51; 18 May 1870; Penola SA; buried with three young sons.1
BurialHe was buried at Penola Cemetery, Penola, South Australia.2 
Name-Variation Edward Spillett 12 was also known as Edward Spliiitt 12.1 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years on 13 March 1848 at Maidstone, Kent, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850. Applied for wife to come 1851.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 6; light brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair fresh complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a stonemason on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 12 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 6 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the York district as a mason working for Mr. Monger at the wage of £2 per month.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 July 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/235480400/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

William Smith 131

M, #13, b. 1825

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BirthWilliam Smith 13 was born in 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 3 January 1848 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3 1/4; dark brown hair; brown eyes; oval visage; fresh complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a tailor on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 13 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason's labourer working for Thomas Trott at the wage of £2 per month.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of assulting a policeman and sentenced to 1 year and 50 lashes on 24 June 1851 at Fremantle, Western Australia.3 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033925338/view

Robert Eley 141

M, #14, b. 23 December 1827

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BirthRobert Eley 14 was born on 23 December 1827 at Suffolk, England.1,2 
Census_1841EngRobert Eley 14 appeared on the 1841 English census at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. His occupation was shown as.2  
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a copper funnel and sentenced to 14 years on 25 February 1848 at Durham, Durham, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3 1/2; dark brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sailor on 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 14 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 April 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a labourer working for Mr. Thomas Cooke at the wage of £1 per month.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 May 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S103] 1841 England Census viewed on Family Search.org, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M73H-CJF
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

James Sweeney 151

M, #15, b. June 1792, d. 23 October 1853

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BirthJames Sweeney 15 was born in June 1792.1 
DeathHe died on 23 October 1853 at Fremantle, Western Australia, at age 61; aged 61 yrs; died of a perforated eyelid ulcer.1,2 
Name-Variation James Sweeney 15 was also known as James Sweeny 15.1 
ConvictedConvicted of Uttering counterfeit coin and sentenced to 15 years on 20 March 1847 at Carnarvon, Gwynedd, Wales. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was widower 2 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8 1/4; grey hair; blue eyes; round visage; sallow complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mariner; ship's carpenter on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 15 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 10 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a carpenter, ship working for tba at the wage of tba.1,3 
Bio James Sweeney is referenced in the book "They Kept This State Afloat" pg 264.4 
Last Edited14 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037073983/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  4. [S20] Rod Dickson, They Kept This State Afloat, pg 264.

Samuel Jackson 161

M, #16, b. 1814, d. 28 January 1873

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BirthSamuel Jackson 16 was born in 1814; 1814;? Or 1826? 24 yo on arr in 1850 noted in char book.1 
DeathHe died on 28 January 1873 at Colonial Hospital, Geraldton, Western Australia; 1873; Geraldton; 45 yrs BDM WA Regn. No. 6453.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 28 January 1873 at Geraldton Cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 29 March 1848 at Chester, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fresh complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 16 on 1 June 1850.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 June 1850 at Western Australia.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a sawyer working for self at the wage of 30s per month.1,4 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S52] Midwest Convict Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-convict-register/.
  3. [S45] Midwest Death Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-death-register/, https://midwestwaheritage.com/result/?id=16296
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

George Postins 171

M, #17, b. 1830, d. 28 March 1905

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George Postans #17 (photo: Jill Cockram)
BirthGeorge Postins 17 was born in 1830 at Herefordshire, England.1 
DeathHe died on 28 March 1905 at Fremantle, Western Australia.1
BurialHe was buried at Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia; RC MON CC 0403 Grantee Harriett Postans.2
Name-Variation George Postins 17 was also known as George Postans 17 also Postings, Postius.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 20 years on 18 October 1847 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Married Harriet Green 1858 Fremantle RC.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; light brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 17 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 September 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 30 November 1858 at Western Australia.1 
Bio3,4
Last Edited26 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S14] Metropolitan Cemteteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch, https://portal.mcb.wa.gov.au/name-search/ns-detail/
  3. [S80] Ronald Richards, The McLarty Family of Pinjarra The Story of a Western Australian Pioneering Family, pg 202.
  4. [S43] Bevan Carter, Norfolk Poacher, pg 286.

Thomas Fletcher 181

M, #18, b. 10 April 1826

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BirthThomas Fletcher 18 was born on 10 April 1826; 10 Apr 1826 - 10 April may be date of record and not dob.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 19 February 1848 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8 1/2; fair hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a collier on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 18 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 November 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 13 August 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited21 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.

Solomon Burkett 191

M, #19, b. 1 January 1804, d. 23 February 1868

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BirthSolomon Burkett 19 was born on 1 January 1804; character book 1850 states 43 yo.1 
DeathHe died on 23 February 1868 at Picton, Western Australia, at age 64; reg: 3833/1868 (Berkitt.)1,2 
BurialHe was buried at Picton Cemetery, Picton, Western Australia.1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 29 February 1848 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 children as at 1 June 1850.1,3 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; brown hair;light hazel eyes; oval visage; fresh fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a shepherd; labourer on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 19 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a shepherd working for W.P. Clifton, Esq. at the wage of £24 per annum.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 13 January 1855 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Have a look at Harvey History Online
Last Edited10 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, TOL Wives & Families Passage Money Status as at 30.06.1856 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2043048439/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Matthew Porteous 201

M, #20, b. October 1797, d. 14 July 1854

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BirthMatthew Porteous 20 was born in October 1797.1 
DeathHe died on 14 July 1854 at Perth, Western Australia, at age 56; suicide by hanging.1,2,3,4 
BurialHe was buried on 14 July 1854 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia; buried as PORTEUS, Matthew.5,6 
ConvictedConvicted of Theft and sentenced to 14 years on 28 February 1848 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 1/4; dark brown hair; grey eyes; long sharp visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a saddle; harness maker on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 20 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 April 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a Sadler working for Mr. Von Bibra at the wage of £4 per month.1,7 
Last Edited17 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au.
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Convict Register Acc 128 38-39 frame 319 https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, Series CO 18/File 89. AJCP Reel No: 466-467/Despatches. Half Year Return 31.12.1854 - Death Image 229.
  5. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  6. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2035424337/view
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Thomas Stubbs 21 & 53721

M, #21, b. 22 July 1830

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BirthThomas Stubbs 21 & 5372 was born on 22 July 1830 at Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 14 years on 29 March 1848 at Chester, Cheshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5 1/2; fair hair; hazel eyes; fair; long visage; dark complexion; slight appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 21 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a sawyer working for W.P. Clifton, Esq. at the wage of £3 per annum.1,3 
LeftThomas Stubbs 21 & 5372 left the colony according to a letter from CG of Convicts to the Colonial Secretary stating that Stubbs was lost or had absconded on 9 October 1854.4,5 
ConvictedConvicted of being unlawfully at large and sentenced to 6 months prison then transportation for life on 1 December 1855 at Chester, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.6 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 19 August 1859.6 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Sultana arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 19 August 1859. He had been collected from Portland prison.6 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 5372 on 19 August 1859.6 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 February 1862 at Guildford, Western Australia.6 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 30 December 1865 at Perth, Western Australia.6 
Bio The attached story is courtesy of Joanne Hyland

Also refer have a look at Harvey History Online for another version of his life.7
Last Edited15 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S106] Pentonville Prison Register, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-727851581/findingaid?digitised=y#nla-obj-727852985, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-813416880/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  4. [S78] SLWA, online slwa.wa.gov.au, https://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b2487454_002
  5. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 744/1854 (frame 556) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  6. [S7] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in WA 1850-1887.
  7. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.

Thomas Faulds 221

M, #22, b. 1827

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BirthThomas Faulds 22 was born in 1827.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 14 years on 28 September 1847 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4 1/2; brown hair; grey eyes; round rather flat visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; carpenter; iron moulder on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 22 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 February 1851 at Western Australia.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 3 August 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited21 Mar 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view

James Tetlow 231

M, #23, b. 1794, d. 11 June 1890

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BirthJames Tetlow 23 was born in 1794.1 
DeathHe died on 11 June 1890 at Geraldlton, Western Australia; Geraldton; June 1890; paper states aged 101 - if born in 1794 then 95.1 
BurialHe was buried on 11 June 1890 at Geraldton Cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years on 23 March 1848 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 6 children as at 1 June 1850. Applied for wife & chn to come to WA 1/2yr return 31.12.1851.1,3,4 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: height 5' 5; light brown hair; blue eyes; thin; sharp visage; fair a little tanned complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 23 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 11 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason working for Convict Establishment at the wage of 7s per diem without rations.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 18 January 1860 at Western Australia.1 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S45] Midwest Death Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-death-register/, https://midwestwaheritage.com/result/?id=19363
  3. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034317758/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, TOL Wives & Families Passage Money Status as at 30.06.1856 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2043048439/view
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Thomas Rodrigues 241

M, #24, b. March 1823, d. 5 September 1905

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Thomas Rodrigues (Photo: DANNIIVTK)
BirthThomas Rodrigues 24 was born in March 1823 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England; Mar 1823; Portugal (born Liverpool; father Portuguese?)1 
DeathHe died on 5 September 1905 at Invercargill, New Zealand, at age 82.1 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years on 11 December 1847 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 11 1/2; light brown hair; hazel eyes; oval visage; fair; tanned complexion; moderately stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason; boatman on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 24 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 20 April 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Champion Bay district as a labourer working for Colonial Assurance Company at the wage of £2 per month.1,2 
Bio His story is told in Western Ancestor Jun 2020 pg 312-314. 
Last Edited23 Dec 2022

Citations

  1. [S26] FHWA Convict SIG Records - Largely sourced from Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887 by Rica Erickson and Gilliian O'Mara,48 May St, Bayswater, WA.
  2. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view

Martin Stone 251

M, #25, b. 11 December 1826, d. 7 May 1908

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Martin Stone #25 (Photo: joybella - ancestry)
BirthMartin Stone 25 was born on 11 December 1826 at Stourton, Dorset, England.1 
DeathHe died on 7 May 1908 at York, Western Australia, at age 81.1 
BurialHe was buried at York Cemetery, York, Western Australia.2
Name-Variation Martin Stone 25 was also known as Martin Norris 25. 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Gillingham, Dorset, England. His occupation was shown as.3  
ConvictedConvicted of horse stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 5 January 1847 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7; light brown hair; grey eyes; long visage; fair complexion; middling stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carter on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 25 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 2 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a groom working for P. Marmion at the wage of £15 per annum.1,4 
ConvictedConvicted of disorderly conduct and sentenced to 3 months hard labour on 21 March 1851 at Fremantle, Western Australia.5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 12 July 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkHe appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of John Bagshaw.6 
Cert. of FreedomHis Cerificate of Freedom was granted on 2 April 1868 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Martin Stone, second of four boys, was born on 11 December 1826 probably at Stourton where his mother Fanny Moger married James Stone 11 August 1823. His father died in 1836 and Fanny married again to widower, William Norris in 1838. She had another four children. From 1841 Martin was seemingly homeless and was in gaol for vagrancy (lodging in the open air) and again in 1844, this time for three months. This suggests he had a poor relationship with his stepfather. In 1845 he was committed to Fisherton Gaol in Wiltshire with a James Cross for burglaring the house of James Portnall in Mere. While Stone was given 10 years in the January Wiltshire Sessions, Martin was acquitted.

In January 1847 at Dorchester quarter sessions he and a Matthew Howell were charged “with having feloniously stolen a bay gelding of the value of twelve pounds the property of Mark Stone at Silton. - The prisoners were both convicted, sentenced to be transported fifteen years each; they are both old and incorrigible offenders, a previous conviction being proved against them in Somerset, Howell also having been convicted in Wilts.” .

Stone’s prison record only has one previous conviction recorded and that is the three-month sentence for vagrancy: “once imprisoned for a misdemeanour” so the Somerset conviction must be a misunderstanding by the Post journalist [Wakefield HO 23/14]. Stone and a man named James Cross had appeared in the Wiltshire Sessions on 6 January 1846 (HO27/80) for a break and enter and robbery crime on the home of James Portnall at Mere (Salisbury and Winchester Journal, Saturday 10 January 1846). While Cross was given 10 years, Stone was acquitted.


The Portland prison opened in November 1848 and Martin Stone (#61) was among the first 64 prisoners received there on the 24 November having left Wakefield on 22 November.
Martin Stone arrived in Fremantle June 1850 on the Scindian having left Portland on 28 February 1850. The only convict establishment register that survives from 1850 is the Chaplain’s. [SROWA Cons 1156R/21A]. In this record Martin’s age is given as ”25 years at Christmas 1851” which has been interpreted in most of the 18 trees on Ancestry in recording his date of birth as 25 December 1826, not 11. It also records he can read “very well” and write “a little”. His mother is recorded as Fanny Norris living at Mere Wiltshire and his brother William living at Silton in Dorset.

Not surprisingly the chaplain was very much interested in his religious beliefs. He records he attends divine service “sometimes, but not frequently and received sacrament “not before being in prison”. While his secular knowledge is “limited” his religious knowledge is recorded as “has confidence in God, not in himself for the doing of good & faith in Christ Jesus for forgiveness”. The chaplain also notes Martin is “sober & industrious’ and the cause of his crime is “drink & bad company”. Homelessness and poverty are not mentioned. The books he is recorded as reading from the library include: Paradise Lost Life of John Wesley and life of George Whitefield and many travel books. This runs counter to the chaplain’s comment that he has limited secular knowledge.

Martin Stone was released on ticket-of-leave on 2 November 1850 and was employed as a groom by merchant, publican and whaler Patrick Marmion in Fremantle. Four months later Stone was mentioned in an entry in the Superintendent’s Orders for 21 March 1851, p 34:

Prisoner Reg No 25 Martin Stone (Ticket of Leave Holder) having been adjudged by Magistrate for disorderly conduct to lose his Ticket of Leave for three months - he will be placed in the Cells, on full diet, and subject to the usual discipline of the Cells. His clothing will be given into store.

On 8 August 1853 he was charged with being “drunk & obtaining 3 glasses Brandy refusing to pay”. That the charges were “dismissed with costs” suggests this was his first offence and he had perhaps agreed to repay the publican. It also suggests some event had upset him. This is supported by the fact that two weeks later on the 22nd a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was charged with “having in a surreptitious manner used money the property of another.” It is probable that his employer had advanced him the money to pay his debt to the publican but had failed to do so. Anyway, he was “sent to Establ. 6 month irons.” [SROWA Perth Police Court Register Cons1386_136].

The register for the Establishment in Fremantle records for 24 August: “1 recon pris received 25 Martin Stone”. Four weeks later the Superintendent Orders register had him being assigned to the Clarence road party and his irons being removed before he left. [Cons 1156SO/3]. He was released from gaol on 23 January 1854. [Cons 1156R&D/1-3]. There is no ToL record of who has employed him.

That Martin was married in York in 1857 and that Emma’s first child Joseph, born in 1855, was fathered by him means he came to York in 1854. Martin Stone married Emma Bagshaw, the daughter of his employer John Bagshaw on 9 February 1857 at York. Emma had arrived in Western Australia aboard the Success on 22 March 1843 with her parents John and Hannah (nee Mason) when she was aged 4 years. Her sister Rebecca aged 19 months, died during the voyage when she fell overboard on 30 December 1842. Four more sisters were born in and around the York area: Rebecca in January 1844, Elizabeth in December 1846, Priscilla in May 1849 and Fanny in 1854. Son John Henry was born in October 1851 and thought to have died by 1859.

At the July 1856 trial of William Morton charged with the murder of Richard Fitzgerald, it was revealed that one of the star witnesses, Martin Stone, was the “t.l. servant of John Bagshaw”. [Perth Gazette 4 July 1856] So when Martin was employed by Bagshaw he would have been 28 and Emma 16. They went on to have 14 children.

At one stage wealthy pastoralist and previous Resident Magistrate William Burges endeavoured to have Martin removed from the York Roll because he had given up his leasehold land. Burges was of the opinion that: “a man who is one day here and another day there, ought not to be on the Roll for the district.” [Perth Gazette 24 May 1872] Martin and Emma had a small farm in the district, as is evidenced by an 1879 advertisement requesting the owner of a horse on his property to collect the animal. His address is given as Auburn Cottage, near York. [Eastern Districts Chronicle 29 November 1879]

Both died in York. Emma on died from cardiac degeneration on 22 March 1906 aged 68 years Martin died 7 May 1908.


Bevan Carter #6606

NB: The Inquirer of 5 November 1856 reports on Bagshaw:
Report of five farms on the properly of Mr J. H. Monger, under Mount Bakewell — “The first is
tenanted by John Bagshaw, a free man, and a long resident in the district; he has been about
three years a tenant, and has, during that period, cleared twelve to fifteen acres; he has this
present year about thirty acres under a crop of wheat and barley; he has also a quarter of an
acre as a vegetable garden; possesses pigs and poultry, and is a cultivator of potatoes; he is
a tenant of a general improving character. Of course, from the preceding statement, it will be
borne in mind that he had a considerable number of acres cleared and ready for cultivation
when he first took the farm.”


Family information added by Joanne Hyland, March 2019
John Bagshaw and Hannah (nee Mason) and daughter Emma 4 years arrived aboard the Success on 22 March 1843. Their other daughter Rebecca died during the voyage on 30 December 1842 when she fell overboard. On arrival at Fremantle they remained 10 days at the immigration depot at public expense. From there John was employed by George Leake Esquire, Perth. John worked for George Leake as an agricultural labourer in the Upper Swan; as a blacksmith in York – partner of Isaac Laning until dissolved Aug. 1850; as a carter in Toodyay and a farmer in Beverley.
Emma married Martin Stone in York in 1857, regn no. 1043 – the couple had fourteen children:
Joseph born 27 September 1855, York; Fanny 9 May 1857; Mary Anne 19 Sept 1859; Emily 23 Jan 1862 (1861?); James George 16 Feb 1864; Susannah 23 Jan 1866; Elizabeth 21 Dec 1867; John William 27 July 1869; Frederick Martin 14 April 1871; Hannah 22 Dec 1872; Emma 2 June 1874; Alfred Francis 4 Aug 1876; Henry Herbert 9 May 1878 and Ernest Arthur 30 June 1881.
The other Bagshaw daughters: Rebecca born January 1844, Elizabeth born December 1846, Priscilla born May 1849 and Fanny born 1854.
Rebecca married John Carr in York in 1861, regn no. 1617 ; had seven children – husband was convict #2666 Robert Roland Carr – arrived per Sea Park 1854. Rebecca died 18 Aug 1920 in York.
Priscilla married convict #6888, John Gordon Hathaway on 15 May 1868 in York. He had arrived aboard the Merchantman in Feb 1863. The pair had thirteen children. Priscilla died aged 74 years in Dec 1923 and when John Hathaway passed away in September 1930 he was 93 years of age and lauded as having been York’s oldest inhabitant.
Elizabeth Bagshaw married John Smith at York on 2 Feb 1869 regn no 2899; had 11 children; Elizabeth died 22 Dec 1921 in York; John Thomas Smith died 21 Feb 1913
Fanny married William Houston in York on 17 July 1873, regn no. 3614. Their daughter Anna ‘Hannah’ Elizabeth was born in Bunbury in April 1875. Fanny had already had one child - Jane born on 1 July 1873. Family possibly left for New Zealand.
Son John Henry Bagshaw born Oct 1851 died before 1859.
Hannah Bagshaw (born 1813) died on 22 Nov 1877 aged 64 years and John Bagshaw (born 1811) died 27 June 1890 aged 79 years at the home of son-in-law Martin Stone in York.

Sources:

Births, Deaths, Marriages, Western Australia;

Erickson, R., O’Mara, G., Convicts in Western Australia 1850-1887 : dictionary of Western Australians. Volume IX, p 529;

Fremantle Prison Convict Database;

National Library of Australia, Trove Digitised Newspapers:

The Inquirer and Commercial News, 5 November 1856;

State Library of Western Australia, British Library Newspapers Online:

Western Flying Post, 9 January 1847;

State Records Office of Western Australia, Convict Registers: Cons 1156R - 21A, SO1; Cons1386_136;

Mr J. W. Stone, handwritten notes and photograph dated 11/4/1997.

First Printed in Convict Links, Vol. 32, No. 3, September 2018 - Newsletter of the Convict Special Interest Group, Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (Family History WA). © Bevan Carter.7 
Last Edited26 Jul 2022

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