William Sandford 2761

M, #276, b. 1818, d. 20 September 1884
Name-Change William Sandford 276 was also known as William Sanford 276.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1818 at Staffordshire, England.1 
DeathHe died on 20 September 1884 at Northampton, Western Australia.1,2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of stabbing with intent and sentenced to 15 years on 19 July 1849 at Stafford, Staffordshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a gardener on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 276 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 June 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 14 November 1860 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited24 Sep 2023

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, 1884 pg 165.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, District News. (1884, October 22). Victorian Express (Geraldton, WA : 1878 - 1894), p. 2. Retrieved February 17, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214095182
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 12895/1884.

Thomas Ellerton 2771

M, #277, b. 1828, d. 11 July 1899

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BirthHe was born in 1828.1 
DeathHe died on 11 July 1899 at Dardanup, Western Australia.2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of highway robbery and sentenced to 15 years on 19 July 1849 at Stafford, Staffordshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a quarryman on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 277 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 12 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 7 February 1857 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 18 July 1864 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 23 September 1869 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Harvey History Online has his story. 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited6 May 2023

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. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, LOCAL AND GENERAL (1899, July 11). Bunbury Herald (WA : 1892 - 1919), p. 3. Retrieved December 19, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87097117
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2394/1899.

James Wade 2781

M, #278, b. 1816

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BirthHe was born in 1816.1 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving stolen meat and sentenced to 14 years on 24 July 1849 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 3 chn as at 13 May 1851.1,2 
OccupationRecorded as a quarryman on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 278 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 November 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in August 1856 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited13 Jul 2023

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. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Register of applications for passages to the colonies for convicts' families
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054368647/view

Henry Wilson 2791

M, #279, b. 1824
Name-Change Henry Wilson 279 was also known as William Durrant 279. 

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BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
ConvictedConvicted of sacrilege and sentenced to 14 years on 24 March 1849 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a domestic servant on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 279 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 26 August 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 26 April 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson.2
Research CWA has him leaving 21.3.1855 to SA per the Fergus but he didn't get his CP until 26.4.1856. 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
Last Edited18 May 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. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

William Butcher 2801

M, #280, b. 1824, d. 7 July 1863

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BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
DeathHe died on 7 July 1863 at Convict Establishment Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, heart disease.1,2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years on 6 August 1849 at Croydon, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a groom on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 280 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 November 1852 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited6 May 2023

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-2042052415/view
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2263/1863.

James Robertson 2811

M, #281, b. 1805, d. 22 August 1863
Name-Change James Robertson 281 was also known as James Robinson 281.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1805.1 
DeathHe died on 22 August 1863 at Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 24 August 1863 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years on 7 May 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a upholsterer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 281 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 September 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in January 1860 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited6 Aug 2023

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, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2284/1863.

George Steel 2821

M, #282, b. 1823, d. 11 November 1865

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BirthHe was born in 1823.1 
DeathHe died on 11 November 1865 at Perth, Western Australia, Diseased Heart.2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 12 November 1865 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia; Grave No. 428
To The Memory Of George Steel Died 11th November, 1865.2,4
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 20 years on 20 August 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry Ann Lownham 1/2yr return 3.1854.1,5 
OccupationRecorded as a whitesmith on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 282 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 September 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 July 1858 at Western Australia.1 
Bio His story is told on the Speak of the Past Website

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited28 Dec 2023

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, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 3001/1865.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152891278/george-steel
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2036170093/view

John Squire 2831

M, #283, b. 1826, d. 13 September 1879
Name-Change John Squire 283 was also known as John Squires 283. 

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BirthHe was born in 1826.1 
DeathHe died on 13 September 1879 at Walebing, Western Australia, heart disease.1,2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 9 December 1848 at York, Yorkshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 283 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 August 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 July 1858 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited6 May 2023

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, 1879 pg 159.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 10234/1879.

Jonathan Bowron 2841

M, #284, b. 1824, d. 9 August 1910
Name-Change Jonathan Bowron 284 was also known as Jonathan Brown 284.1 

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Jonathan Bowron 284 (Photo: pbates40)
Parents His father was Jonathan Bowron.2 
BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
DeathHe died on 9 August 1910 at Mt Kokeby, Beverley, Western Australia.1,3 
BurialHe was buried at Beverley Anglican Cemetery, Beverley, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of highway robbery and sentenced to 20 years on 27 February 1849 at Durham, Durham, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Married Susannah McGovern 5.6.1859 at Seaton Ross, Beverley. Has 8 chn.1 
OccupationRecorded as a butcher on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 284 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 June 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkJonathan Bowron 284 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of Jonathan Bowron (himself).5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 August 1862 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
Last Edited13 Jul 2023

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, Death Reg: 400027/1910.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 400027/1910.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179874191/…
  5. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

Thomas Jones 2851

M, #285, b. 1829
Name-Change Thomas Jones 285 was also known as Robert Nugent 285. 

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BirthHe was born in 1829.1 
ConvictedConvicted of breaking & entering and sentenced to 15 years on 18 April 1849 at Manchester, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 285 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 30 January 1863 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson.2

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
Last Edited18 May 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. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

John Kitson 2861

M, #286, b. 1816, d. 4 July 1888

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BirthHe was born in 1816 at Yorkshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 4 July 1888 at Orroroo, South Australia.3,4 
Census_1841EngJohn Kitson 286 appeared on the 1841 English census at Halifax, Yorkshire, England.2 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 years on 11 July 1849 at York, Yorkshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 5 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a engineer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 286 on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 July 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 13 August 1859 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
LeftLeft for South Aust Index
Left the WA Colony Index
Last Edited23 Jul 2023

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. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, Family Notices (1888, July 11). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 4 (Second Edition). Retrieved February 27, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207748884
  4. [S100] Deaths, SA Deaths 1842-1915.

John Swallow 2871

M, #287, b. 1820

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BirthHe was born in 1820 at Yorkshire, England.1,2 
Census_1841EngJohn Swallow 287 appeared on the 1841 English census at Halifax, Yorkshire, England. His occupation was shown as wool comber.2 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 years on 11 July 1849 at York, Yorkshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1,3 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith & engineer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 287 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 July 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 26 June 1858 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 10 July 1867 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 14 August 1867 at Western Australia.1 
LeftHe left the colony for London, England on 4 January 1879.1,4 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
Last Edited12 Feb 2023

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, TOL Wives & Families Passage Money Status as at 30.06.1856 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2043048439/view
  4. [S156] Brian Purdue, Convicts Who Left The Colony, Police Gazzettes 1879 pg 16.

John Moore 2881

M, #288, b. 1825

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BirthHe was born in 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of firing a stack of barley and sentenced to 15 years on 11 July 1849 at York, Yorkshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 31.12.1855.1,2 
OccupationRecorded as a farmer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 288 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 7 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 12 January 1856 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
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-2043604728/view

William Thompson 2891

M, #289, b. 1816

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BirthHe was born in 1816.1 
ConvictedConvicted of forgery and sentenced to 15 years on 4 August 1849 at Chester, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 stepson as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a fitter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 289 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 9 August 1858 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited12 Dec 2021

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.

John Cook 2901

M, #290, b. 1825

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BirthHe was born in 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of arson of a farm building and sentenced to 15 years on 4 August 1849 at Chester, Cheshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 290 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 April 1860 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited20 Feb 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.

John Stayner 2911

M, #291, b. 1824
Name-Change John Stayner 291 was also known as John Stegem 291. 

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BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
ConvictedConvicted of breaking & entering and sentenced to 14 years on 7 April 1849 at Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry H Stillman 1/2yr return 31.12.1853.2,3 
OccupationRecorded as a miner on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 291 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 September 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 May 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Worked in the Murray District on TOL in 1855.4 
Research CWA has two entries for him under John Stayner and John Stegem. 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited27 Jul 2023

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-2037108903/view
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 162 (frame 330) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S185] Ronald Richards, The Murray District of WA, pg 266.

Matthew Smith 2921

M, #292, b. 1816

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BirthHe was born in 1816 at Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 14 years on 12 March 1849 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 3 chn as at 13 May 1851.1,3 
OccupationRecorded as a designer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 292 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 18 August 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 March 1861 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited13 Jul 2023

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. [S124] Scottish Indexes, online scottichindexes.com, https://www.scottishindexes.com/adentry.aspx?adid=849164
  3. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Register of applications for passages to the colonies for convicts' families
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054368647/view

George Deans 2931

M, #293, b. 1821, d. 1 March 1852

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BirthHe was born in 1821 at Prestonpans, Midlothian, Scotland.1,2 
DeathHe died on 1 March 1852 at Fremantle, Western Australia, dysentry.1,3 
ConvictedConvicted of assault & robbery and sentenced to 14 years on 17 May 1849 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a porter on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 293 on 13 May 1851.1 
Research CWA has death date = 1.3.1855 but Half Year Report 30.06.1852 has date of death as 01.03.1852 which makes more sense as no TOL was granted.4 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited18 Apr 2023

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. [S124] Scottish Indexes, online scottichindexes.com, https://www.scottishindexes.com/adentry.aspx?adid=849114
  3. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034201453/view
  4. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Series CO 18/File 69. AJCP Reel No: 455-456/Despatches; reports of Comptroller General of Convicts. Half Year Return 30.06.1852 - Death (Image 274).

William Calchon 2941

M, #294, b. 1811, d. June 1881
Name-Change William Calchon 294 was also known as William Kelison 294.2 
Name-Change William Calchon 294 was also known as William Colchon 294.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1811.1 
DeathHe died in June 1881 at New Norcia, Western Australia.1,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of bestiality and sentenced to 14 years on 4 October 1848 at Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was widower 2 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 294 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 January 1853 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 4 October 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Some details of William's life are attached courtesy of Marcia Watson.5
Research He is in the Convict Book twice. Also under William Kelison. 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
Last Edited6 May 2023

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. [S7] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in WA 1850-1887.
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 10974/1881.
  5. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

Charles Overton 2951

M, #295, b. 1820

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BirthHe was born in 1820.1 
ConvictedConvicted of larcony felony and sentenced to 14 years on 6 July 1849 at Kirton Lindsay, Lincolnshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 chn as at 13 May 1851.1,2 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 295 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 December 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 4 June 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkCharles Overton 295 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of John Hay.3 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
Last Edited13 Jul 2023

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. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Register of applications for passages to the colonies for convicts' families
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054369037/view
  3. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

Bullough Bullough 2961

M, #296, b. 1807, d. 7 July 1868

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BirthHe was born in 1807.1 
DeathHe died on 7 July 1868 at Perth, Western Australia.2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 15 July 1868 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years on 17 March 1849 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was widower 4 chn as at 13 May 1851. Applied for family to come to WA. (?? see Research Note.)5,6 
OccupationRecorded as a mason's labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate21.8.1852 as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 296 on 13 May 1851.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 12 December 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Research CWA states that his family did not come to WA but the return of 30.6.1856 has them arriving on the Palestine. They did come on the Palestine (3 children). His wife had died in England and Abraham didn't come on the Palestine.7 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited13 Jul 2023

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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 3961/1868.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, TOL Wives & Families Passage Money Status as at 30.06.1856 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2043048439/view
  6. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Register of applications for passages to the colonies for convicts' families
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054369037/view
  7. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930, Record Type: , Reel No.: 8309, Ref No.: Acc 115
    https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…

William Bailey 2971

M, #297, b. 1823

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BirthHe was born in 1823.1 
ConvictedConvicted of rape and sentenced to 14 years on 12 July 1849 at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 297 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 November 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 September 1856 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited24 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.

Benjamin Froggatt 2981

M, #298, b. 1812, d. 13 November 1879
Name-Change Benjamin Froggatt 298 was also known as Benjamin Froggett 298.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1812.1 
DeathHe died on 13 November 1879 at Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.2
ConvictedConvicted of horse stealing & receiving a mare and sentenced to 21 years on 14 July 1849 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 chn as at 13 May 1851.1,3 
OccupationRecorded as a veterinary surgeon on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 298 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 May 1853 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 October 1858 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson.4

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
Last Edited10 Sep 2023

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. [S10] Death Certificate.
  3. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, Register of applications for passages to the colonies for convicts' families
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054369427/view
  4. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

James Harris 2991

M, #299, b. 1827, d. 10 June 1905

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 10 June 1905 at Highgate Hill, Western Australia.2 
BurialHe was buried on 11 June 1905 at Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia; RC CA 85.3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of felony; robbery from the person with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 27 March 1849 at Warwick, Warwickshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Married Mary Margaret Walker nee Jacksman 15.3.1864.1 
OccupationRecorded as a gun finisher on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 299 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 October 1852 at Western Australia. Attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD 731/30.5
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 31 December 1861 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
Last Edited1 Jul 2023

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 Cemeteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, Family Notices (1905, June 11). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved January 1, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57202810
  4. [S14] Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch, https://portal.mcb.wa.gov.au/name-search/ns-detail/
  5. [S212] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/30, pg 32R (pdf pg 169).

Henry Preist 3001

M, #300, b. 1827
Name-Change Henry Preist 300 was also known as Henry Priest 300.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 29 March 1849 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a miner on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 300 on 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 October 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 September 1856 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipMermaid 1851 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited24 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.