William Melrose 42511

M, #4251, b. 1833, d. 25 December 1861

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BirthHe was born in 1833.1 
DeathHe died on 25 December 1861 at Guildford, Western Australia, drowned Swan River.2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a post office letter and sentenced to 14 years on 7 May 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a postman on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4251 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 January 1859 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited22 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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2042396211/view
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1658/1861.

William Flower Guppy 42521

M, #4252, b. 1828, d. 22 March 1903

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BirthHe was born in 1828.1 
DeathHe died on 22 March 1903 at Guildford, Western Australia.2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a post office letter and sentenced to 14 years on 7 May 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4252 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 July 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 17 October 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 15 June 1869 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited5 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2708/1903. Recorded as William Flowers Guppy.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/24857966

Charles King 42531

M, #4253, b. 1822

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
ConvictedConvicted of larceny from the person - pick pocket and sentenced to 14 years on 7 April 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 chn as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4253 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 December 1858 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 3 April 1861 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited12 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.

George Jackson 42541

M, #4254, b. 1821, d. 18 March 1868

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BirthHe was born in 1821.1 
DeathHe died on 18 March 1868 at Guildford, Western Australia, hospital natural causes.2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of uttering forged bank notes and sentenced to 15 years on 9 April 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a machinist on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4254 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 11 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited22 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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2046065301/view
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 3856/1868.

Robert Wright 42551

M, #4255, b. 1817, d. 24 October 1878

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BirthHe was born in 1817.1 
DeathHe died on 24 October 1878 at Perth, Western Australia, Old Age.2,3,4 
BurialHe was buried on 25 October 1878 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of killing a sheep with intent to steal the carcass and sentenced to 14 years on 2 July 1855 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was widower 6 chn as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4255 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 February 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkRobert Wright 4255 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of Should read "premises of James Cook".5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 18 May 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 16 December 1869 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
Last Edited22 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. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65954999
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 9908/1878.
  5. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

George Lewis 42561

M, #4256, b. 1822

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing 20 gold lockets & 13 plated lockets - property of eastern counties railways and sentenced to 14 years on 2 July 1855 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a railway guard on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4256 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 15 October 1858 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 23 March 1861 at Western Australia.1 
LeftGeorge Lewis 4256 left the colony for Calcutta on 11 July 1863.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
Last Edited27 Mar 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.

Joseph Hobson 42571

M, #4257, b. 1818

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BirthHe was born in 1818.1 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving a stolen £50 note and sentenced to 14 years on 25 June 1855 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a brewer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4257 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 2 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 27 June 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 29 June 1869 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited13 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.

Anthony Maley 42581

M, #4258, b. 1836, d. 21 February 1884
Name-Change Anthony Maley 4258 was also known as Anthony O'Malley 4258.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1836.1 
DeathHe died on 21 February 1884 at Waggrakine, Champion Bay, Western Australia, found dead in a well.2,3,4 
BurialHe was buried at Geraldton Cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia.5 
ConvictedConvicted of stabbing cutting & wounding with intent to do bodily harm and sentenced to 15 years on 8 August 1855 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857. Married Ellen Olley/Holley nee Connolly/Cornelly.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4258 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 June 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkAnthony Maley 4258 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of E R Parker.6 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 March 1862 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
York Census 1859 Index
Last Edited22 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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1884 pg 43 Inquests.
  4. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/109666312
  5. [S45] Midwest Death Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-death-register/, https://midwestwaheritage.com/result/?id=19078
  6. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

William Davis 42591

M, #4259, b. 1827, d. 14 October 1876

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 14 October 1876 at Dongara, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 16 October 1876 at Irwin Cemetery, Dongara, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of maliciously shooting with intent to do bodily harm and sentenced to 15 years on 4 August 1855 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 3 July 1857. Applied for wife & chd to come to WA 1/2 yr return 31.12.1859.3,4 
OccupationRecorded as a collier on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4259 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 March 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 12 December 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Research CWA has the wrong death date. 

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ShipClara Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited15 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. [S45] Midwest Death Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-death-register/, https://midwestwaheritage.com/result/?id=14515
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2044216703/view
  4. [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-2054391037/view

John Hesketh 42601

M, #4260, b. 1832

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BirthHe was born in 1832.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing 200 lbs weight of rags and sentenced to 7 years on 24 November 1851 at Knutsford, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.2 
LicenceHe was released on Licence on 9 March 1855 at Portland Prison, Portland, Dorset, England.2 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 4 August 1855 at Chester, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith on 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4260 on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 June 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 6801 on 7 January 1863.3 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing 100ibs of meat and sentenced to 4 years on 7 January 1863 at Perth, Western Australia. He had been convicted previously.4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 21 March 1863 at Western Australia.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 15 May 1863 at Western Australia.3 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 6 January 1867 at Western Australia.3 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 19 August 1872 at Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of forging a cheque and sentenced to 6 years on 6 January 1875 at Perth, Western Australia. He had been convicted previously.5 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 10148 on 6 January 1875.3 

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ShipClara Convict Index
MultipleMultiple Convict No.s Index
Last Edited29 Mar 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. [S155] Records of the Prison Commission, online unknown url, https://www.findmypast.com.au/transcript
  3. [S7] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in WA 1850-1887.
  4. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2934209/722468
  5. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2973562

Arthur Melburn 42611

M, #4261, b. 1838, d. 12 January 1899
Name-Change Arthur Melburn 4261 was also known as Arthur Melbin 4261.1 

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Arthur Melbin 4261 (Photo: Colleen Ranger)
BirthHe was born in 1838.1 
DeathHe died on 12 January 1899 at Northam, Western Australia, died in hospital after an wagon accident.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried at Northam Cemetery, Northam, Western Australia.4,5
ConvictedConvicted of robbery and sentenced to 15 years on 11 August 1855 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4261 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 March 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 31 December 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Arthur is a key figure in the book "The Forgotten Years."6 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited2 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. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3210650
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1405/1899. Recorded as Arthur Melben.
  4. [S40] Northam Cemetery, online northamcemetery.atwebpages.com/.
  5. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191538230/arthur-melbin
  6. [S50] Ross Watson, The Forgotten Years.

William Stafford 42621

M, #4262, b. 1827

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
ConvictedConvicted of warehouse breaking and sentenced to 14 years on 2 July 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a dairyman on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4262 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkWilliam Stafford 4262 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of J Seabrook.2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 16 June 1862 at Western Australia.1 
LeftHe left the colony for Callao per Astrea on 19 September 1863.3 

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ShipClara Convict Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
Last Edited14 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. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…
  3. [S76] Convicts Who Left From Albany, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…

David Polack 42631

M, #4263, b. 1819

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BirthHe was born in 1819.1 
ConvictedConvicted of receiving stolen property and sentenced to 14 years on 20 August 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 8 chn as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a dealer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4263 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 20 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 24 August 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Mentioned in "Hebrew, Israelite, Jew."2 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited13 Jan 2024

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. [S248] David Mossenson, Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, pg 252.

Samuel Wells 42641

M, #4264, b. 1817, d. 16 August 1865

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BirthHe was born in 1817.1 
DeathHe died on 16 August 1865 at Busselton, Western Australia, reg: 2941/1865.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Busselton, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of feloniously uttering a forged bank note and sentenced to 20 years on 20 August 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a engineer on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4264 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 27 July 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 30 August 1862 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited2 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. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/239249305/samuel-wells
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.

John Williams 42651

M, #4265, b. 1811, d. 14 May 1875

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BirthHe was born in 1811.1 
DeathHe died on 14 May 1875 at Public Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 15 May 1875 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of feloniously uttering a forged bank note and sentenced to 20 years on 20 August 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a smith on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4265 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 June 1863 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 14 January 1875 at Western Australia.1 
Bio His story is told at Harvey History Online

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ShipClara Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
MultipleTransported Twice
Last Edited22 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. [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: 8504/1875.

Thomas Summers 42661

M, #4266, b. 1831

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 14 years on 20 August 1855 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a bricklayer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4266 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 15 February 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 9 November 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 25 January 1870 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited27 Mar 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.

William Gardener 42671

M, #4267, b. 1831
Name-Change William Gardener 4267 was also known as William Gardiner 4267. 
Name-Change William Gardener 4267 was also known as William Gardner 4267.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery and sentenced to 15 years on 2 July 1855 at Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4267 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 10 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 April 1865 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited27 Mar 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.

John Willows 42681

M, #4268, b. 1826

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BirthHe was born in 1826.1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 14 years on 18 July 1855 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 3 chn as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4268 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 February 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 3 July 1861 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited29 Mar 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.

Thomas Ling 42691

M, #4269, b. 1809, d. 24 September 1864

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BirthHe was born in 1809.1 
DeathHe died on 24 September 1864 at Toodyay, Western Australia, Newcastle Infirmary.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried at Toodyay Cemetery, Toodyay, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a sheep and sentenced to 14 years on 10 July 1855 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 5 chn as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4269 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 February 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 15 December 1862 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited22 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. [S42] Toodyay Cemeteries Database - Brain R Chambers,Northam, WA.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2616/1864.

Peter Miller 42701

M, #4270, b. 1831, d. 5 September 1860
Name-Change Peter Miller 4270 was also known as Peter Campbell 4270.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
DeathHe died on 5 September 1860 at Convict Establishment Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia.2,3,4,5 
ConvictedConvicted of theft by housebreaking and sentenced to 7 years on 22 December 1851 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He had been convicted previously.6 
LicenceHe was released on Licence on 13 April 1855 at Warrior Hulk, Woolwich, London, England.7 
ConvictedConvicted of theft by house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 25 September 1855 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4270 on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 March 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkPeter Miller 4270 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of The Lock Up.8 

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ShipClara Convict Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
MultipleTransported Twice
Last Edited22 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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2042396211/view
  5. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1545/1860.
  6. [S124] Scottish Indexes, online scottichindexes.com, https://www.scottishindexes.com/jcdetail.aspx
  7. [S143] Warrior Hulk Prison Register, online unknown url, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1074992143/view
  8. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

Joseph Murphy 42711

M, #4271, b. 1832

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BirthHe was born in 1832.1 
ConvictedConvicted of desertion & insubordination (Court Martial) and sentenced to 14 years on 18 August 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Russia.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a soldier; tailor on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4271 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 18 March 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 13 July 1861 at Western Australia.1 
LeftJoseph Murphy 4271 left the colony for Vic on 5 April 1872.1,2 
Bio You can find more information about Joseph here Crimean War Veterans in Western Australia

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ShipClara Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
MilitaryMilitary Court Martial
Crimean War Veteran
Last Edited19 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. [S76] Convicts Who Left From Albany, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…

John Purvis 42721

M, #4272, b. 1823, d. 18 July 1900

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Parents His father was Robert Purvis.2 
BirthHe was born in 1823.1 
DeathHe died on 18 July 1900 at Quindalup, Western Australia, died suddenly at the Yelverton property.1,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with others and sentenced to 15 years on 30 July 1855 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4272 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 9 July 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 9 April 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 31 August 1870 at Western Australia.1 
Bio John is mentioned on a page devoted to his grandson, Harold Purvis, in "No Less Worthy."5 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited24 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Death Reg: 2131/1900.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/87131407
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2131/1900.
  5. [S157] Aboriginal History WA, No Less Worthy, pg 89.

George Davidson 42731

M, #4273, b. 1833, d. 5 March 1860

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BirthHe was born in 1833.1 
DeathHe died on 5 March 1860 at Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 7 March 1860 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with others & with personal violence and sentenced to 15 years on 30 July 1855 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a engine fitter on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4273 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 July 1859 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara 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. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2932218
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1423/1860.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…

Robert Loxley 42741

M, #4274, b. 1831
Name-Change Robert Loxley 4274 was also known as Robert Oxley 4274.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stabbing with intent to disfigure and sentenced to 15 years on 30 July 1855 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a stenciller on 3 July 1857.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4274 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 12 May 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 18 December 1861 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited13 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.

Edward Aspinall 42751

M, #4275, b. 1835, d. 22 January 1866

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BirthHe was born in 1835.1 
DeathHe died on 22 January 1866 at Busselton, Western Australia, reg: 3047/1866.1,2 
BurialHe was buried at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Busselton, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of attempt to drown with intent to murder and sentenced to 15 years on 11 August 1855 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 3 July 1857.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 3 July 1857.1 
OccupationRecorded as a weaver on 3 July 1857.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Clara arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 3 July 1857. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 4275 on 3 July 1857.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 27 June 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 16 September 1862 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipClara Convict Index
Last Edited2 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.
  3. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/239249539/…