Samuel Brakes 261

M, #26, b. 5 November 1814, d. 7 April 1878

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BirthHe was born on 5 November 1814 at Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.1 
DeathHe died on 7 April 1878 at Rockhampton, Queensland.2,1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 6 April 1848 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850. Applied to bring wife & chn to WA.3,4 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: height 5' 8; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; full visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; waterman 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. 26 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 18 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a labourer working for self at the wage of 30s per month.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 12 August 1854 at Western Australia.1 
LeftSamuel Brakes 26 left the colony for Mauritius on 24 May 1876.6 
Bio His story can be found in "Shades of the Past"

Samuel's story including his ship building achievements are detail in "They Kept This State Afloat" pgs 20-21.7,8 

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LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited12 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. [S30] Australian Death Index 1785-1985, online ancestry.com.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. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054365960/view
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  6. [S156] Brian Purdue, Convicts Who Left The Colony, Police Gazettes Page 88, 92/1876.
  7. [S20] Rod Dickson, They Kept This State Afloat, pg 20-21.
  8. [S186] R.K. Forsyth, Shades of the Past Some Colourful Western Australian Convicts, pgs 9-16.

George Watkins 271

M, #27, b. 1818, d. 19 November 1899

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BirthHe was born in 1818.1 
DeathHe died on 19 November 1899 at Northam Hospital, Northam, Western Australia, died of influenza.1,2
BurialHe was buried at Northam Cemetery, Northam, Western Australia; Ang Sect A.3,4
ConvictedConvicted of stealing clothes and sentenced to 14 years on 28 February 1848 at Durham, Durham, 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; blue eyes; oval visage; fair; fresh 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 Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 27 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 Fremantle district as a labourerr working for Mr. Cornish at the wage of 21s per week.1,5 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 7 October 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Bio See attached compliments of Bevan Carter & Joanne Hyland.6,7

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StoriesConvict Stories Index
West AustGoomalling District Related
Last Edited22 Jun 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: 1450/1899.
  3. [S40] Northam Cemetery, online northamcemetery.atwebpages.com/.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189893482/…
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  6. [S35] Barbara Sewell, Goomalling A Backward Glance, pg 59.
  7. [S28] Bevan Carter and Joanne Hyland,Perth, WA.

Seymour Taylor 281

M, #28, b. 1815, d. January 1853

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BirthHe was born in 1815 at Yaxley, Suffolk, England.1 
DeathHe died in January 1853 at York, Western Australia, Jan 1853; Lost in bush; WA; body disc near the Salt River in the York district.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing an oak beam and sentenced to 15 years on 8 January 1847 at Ipswich, Suffolk, 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' 8 1/2 ; black hair; dark grey eyes; long; sunken visage; very dark complexion; gipsy appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; 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 Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 28 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a labourer working for John Sewell at the wage of 20s per month.1,3 
Bio Referenced briefly on pg 46 of "Northam An Avon Valley History."4 

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ShipScindian 1850 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. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034039252/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  4. [S61] Donald S Garden, Northam An Avon Valley History, pg 46.

Frederick Ward 291

M, #29, b. 1820, d. 21 May 1885

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BirthHe was born in 1820.1 
DeathHe died on 21 May 1885 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.1 
BurialHe was buried on 22 May 1885 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 5 March 1847 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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' 2 1/4; dark brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; button 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. 29 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 2 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a labourer working for G. Syred at the wage of 20s per month. The attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD.3,4
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 4 March 1863 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 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. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  4. [S212] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/30, pg 76L (pdf pg 354).

George Phillips 301

M, #30, b. 1817, d. 1853

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BirthHe was born in 1817; or 1820 listed as 30 yrs old in character book 1850.1 
DeathHe died in 1853 at Western Australia reg: 591/1853.2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of Being absent & violence to superior officer (Court Martial) and sentenced to 14 years on 1 October 1847 at Bury Barracks, Bury, 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' 7 1/2; dark hair with a little grey; blue eyes; long; sunken visage; slightly florid complexion; square built appearance and has slouching walk on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; miner; excavator; soldier 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. 30 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 3 February 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a labourer working for John Weedon at the wage of £18 per annum.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 21 January 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
DeathDeath Review Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
MilitaryMilitary Court Martial
Last Edited20 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. [S52] Midwest Convict Register, online midwestwaheritage.com/midwest-convict-register/.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view

Thomas Hargreaves 311

M, #31, b. June 1821, d. 14 December 1867

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BirthHe was born in June 1821.1 
DeathHe died on 14 December 1867 at Toodyay, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 14 December 1867 at Toodyay Cemetery, Toodyay, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing crockery and sentenced to 14 years on 22 October 1847 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, 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' 2 1/2; light brown hair; grey eyes; long visage; fresh complexion; on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a 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 Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 31 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 Fremantle district as a mason working for Convict Establishment at the wage of 8s per day without rations. The attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD.4,5
ExpiredHis sentence expired in September 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."6 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited31 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 3847/1868.
  3. [S42] Toodyay Cemeteries Database - Brain R Chambers,Northam, WA.
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  5. [S212] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/30, pg 119R (pdf pg 168).
  6. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 107.

James Baxter 321

M, #32, b. 1825

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BirthHe was born in 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of violent outrageous conduct; striking superior officer (Court Martial) and sentenced to 14 years on 9 September 1847 at Corfu, Greece. 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 1/4; dark brown hair; brown eyes; round visage; dark complexion; middle size appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; excavator; soldier 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. 32 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 14 February 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a groom working for Mr. Horton at the wage of 30s per month.1,2 
EscapedJames Baxter 32 escaped from escaped from King George Sound on 20 May 1857.3 
Bio Employed as a TOL groom by Mr Horton in 1851

Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."4,5 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
MilitaryMilitary Court Martial
Last Edited30 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. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  3. [S78] SLWA, online slwa.wa.gov.au, https://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b2487454_002
  4. [S60] Michael J. Bourke, On The Swan A History of the Swan District Western Australia, pg 166.
  5. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 22.

John Smith 331

M, #33, b. 1831

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
ConvictedConvicted of arson and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1848 at Chelmsford, Essex, 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; light brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fresh complexion on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer 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. 33 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a labourer working for Mr. Waldech at the wage of 3s 6d per diem.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 14 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 31 January 1871 at Western Australia.1 
LeftJohn Smith 33 left the colony for Adelaide, SA on the S.S. Rangatira? On 11 December 1871.3 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
LeftLeft for South Aust Index
Left the WA Colony Index
Last Edited22 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-2033923502/view
  3. [S76] Convicts Who Left From Albany, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…

William Loveridge 341

M, #34, b. June 1821, d. 11 October 1894

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BirthHe was born in June 1821.1 
DeathHe died on 11 October 1894 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 11 October 1894 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of arson and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1848 at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 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 1/2; brown hair; blue eyes; prominent visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a Tinker; brazier 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. 34 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 19 July 1851 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 5 March 1863 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited22 Jun 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: 816/1894.
  3. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…

Robert Dawes 351

M, #35, b. 1822, d. 10 December 1900

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
DeathHe died on 10 December 1900 at Kojonup, Western Australia, BDM WA regn no 1234.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried at Kojonup Cemetery, Kojonup, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 14 years on 27 October 1847 at Swaffham, Norfolk, 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; light hair; light grey eyes; full visage; fresh 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 Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 35 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 February 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a labourer & groom working for Mr. H.L. Cole at the wage of £18 per annum..1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 December 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkRobert Dawes 35 appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of Joseph T. Monger.5 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
West AustYork Census 1859 Index
Last Edited22 Jun 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 NEWS. (1900, December 14). The Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved December 11, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69919490
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1234/1900.
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  5. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

John Dobson 361

M, #36, b. 1819, d. 18 January 1882

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BirthHe was born in 1819.1 
DeathHe died on 18 January 1882 at Nathalia, Victoria.2 
BurialHe was buried at Nathalia Public Cemetery, Nathalia, Victoria.3 
ConvictedConvicted of Pickpocket and sentenced to 14 years on 4 January 1847 at Stafford, Staffordshire, 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' 8; dark brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer 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. 36 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 2 October 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a brickmaker working for H.L. Cole at the wage of 50s per month.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 27 January 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."5 
Research He is named in an Inquest as dying in Geradlton 7.6.1901. Based on the death registration that man would have been 65.

This man (#36) would have been 82.

Based on considerable evidence from a descendant that he actually died in Victoria we are treating the Inquest as having referenced him incorrectly.6,7 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
LeftLeft the WA Colony Index
Last Edited30 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. [S10] Death Certificate, Held by descendant Georgina Cotter.
  3. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211626820/john-dobson
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  5. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 71.
  6. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1901 pg 200.
  7. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, reg: 1233/1901 aged 65.

Samuel Smith 371

M, #37, b. 19 November 1822

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BirthHe was born on 19 November 1822.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 26 June 1848 at Warwick, Warwickshire, 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 6' 1/4; light brown; sandy inclined hair; hazel eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer; 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 Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 37 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 July 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 May 1856 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited18 Nov 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.

Charles Burgess 381

M, #38, b. 1816

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BirthHe was born in 1816 at Kent, England.1,2 
Census_1841EngCharles Burgess 38 appeared on the 1841 English census at Neville Park, Speldhurst, Kent, England.2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 14 years on 30 October 1846 at Maidstone, Kent, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; brown hair; hazel eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; healthy appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer 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 Millbank prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 38 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 25 August 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a groom working for S.P. Phillips at the wage of £12 per annum.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 14 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited5 Jun 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. [S103] 1841 England Census viewed on Family Search.org, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ2M-2BK
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

George Barker 391

M, #39, b. 1827, d. 27 July 1869

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 27 July 1869 at Fremantle, Western Australia, reg: 4357/1869.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing 100 pounds coal and sentenced to 14 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. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.6.1852.1,3 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5'; 9; brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; smart built appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; 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 Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 39 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 November 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason working for P. Marmiont at the wage of 40s per month.1,4 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 8 July 1863 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
DeathDeath Review Index
Last Edited9 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, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034221068/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

Robert Holder 401

M, #40, b. 1824, d. 13 December 1860

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BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
DeathHe died on 13 December 1860 at Perth, Western Australia, killed by bale of wool at Shenton's store.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 14 December 1860 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia; Grave No. 428
"...Also Of Robert Holder Died 13th December 1860 Aged 36 Years."3,4
ConvictedConvicted of robbery and sentenced to 15 years on 7 January 1847 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Character book has him as married.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 6 1/4; dark brown hair; blue eyes; long visage; protruding chin; sallow complexion; thin appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a painter 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. 40 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a painter working for Convict Department at the wage of 24s per week.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 4 November 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Robert's story is attached courtesy of Joanne Hyland.6

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
Last Edited22 Jun 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: 1597/1860.
  3. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152890894/robert-holder
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  6. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.

Richard Jones 411

M, #41, b. 1816, d. 1885

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BirthHe was born in 1816 at Berkshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died in 1885 at Beverley, Western Australia, possibly 1885; regn no 13282; aged 72 yrs.1,3 
Census_1841EngRichard Jones 41 appeared on the 1841 English census at The Abbey, St Nicholas, Abingdon, Berkshire, England. His occupation was shown as servant.2 
ConvictedConvicted of warehouse breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 27 February 1847 at Reading, Berkshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 children as at 1 June 1850.1
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 1/2; dark hair; a little grey and bald on top; grey eyes; full visage; a little care worn; florid complexion; proportionate appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a smith; footman 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. 41 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a gardener working for W.C. darling at the wage of 30s per month.1,4 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in January 1854 at Western Australia.1 

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
DeathDeath Review Index
Last Edited5 Jun 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. [S103] 1841 England Census viewed on Family Search.org, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQRH-L6C
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 13282/1885.
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

William Drake 421

M, #42, b. 1825, d. 8 April 1862

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BirthHe was born in 1825.1 
DeathHe died on 8 April 1862 at Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, 36 yrs; Regn no. 1940.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 9 April 1862 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4,5 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking; stealing money worth 117 pounds and sentenced to 15 years on 27 October 1847 at Newport, Isle of Wight, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 31.12.1852.1,6 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fresh fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a baker 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. 42 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a baker working for Mr. Curtis at the wage of £4 per month..1,7 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 19 January 1857 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."8 

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited30 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. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1940/1862.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  5. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205790563/william-drake
  6. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2032979749/view
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  8. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 74.

James Rackham 431

M, #43, b. 1802

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BirthHe was born in 1802.1 
ConvictedConvicted of Receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years on 15 February 1848 at Chelmsford, Essex, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 7 children as at 1 June 1850. Requested permission for wife & chn to come to WA.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: height 5' 6 1/2; dark brown hair; dark hazel eyes; long; heavy visage; dark 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. 43 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 August 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a carter working for Mr. Cornish at the wage of 21s per week.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 April 1854 at Western Australia.1 
LeftJames Rackham 43 left the colony for Melbourne per Fergus on 21 March 1855.3 
Bio The attached story is courtesy of Joanne Hyland.3

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories 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. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  3. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.

Alexander Matthieson 441

M, #44, b. October 1822, d. 13 April 1901
Name-Change Alexander Matthieson 44 was also known as Alexander Mathieson 44.1 

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BirthHe was born in October 1822 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 
DeathHe died on 13 April 1901 at Jarrahdale, Western Australia, reg: 1301/1901.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 21 years on 23 December 1847 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. 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. Married Elizabeth Ward in Perth 1855.3,4 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 10 1/2; dark brown hair; grey eyes; prominent visage; dark complexion; slender appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a nail maker; painter 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 Pentonville prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 44 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 December 1851 at Western Australia. Attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD 721/31.1,5 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 22 December 1868 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 22 July 1872 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
DeathDeath Review 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2042387590/view
  4. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller - General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 1202 (frame 643)
    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  5. [S213] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/31, pg 142R (pdf pg 570).

Joseph Brown 451

M, #45, b. 1808, d. 17 February 1879

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BirthHe was born in 1808; 1808; 1812/13? character book 1850 lists as 37yo.1 
DeathHe died on 17 February 1879 at Gingin, Western Australia, accidental death.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried at St Lukes Anglican Church, Gingin, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing oats & drapery and sentenced to 14 years on 28 June 1847 at Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850.1,5 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; dark brown hair; dark blue eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; porter 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. 45 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a groom working for W.L. Brockman at the wage of £12 per annum.1,6 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 1 March 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is courtesy of Joanne Hyland.7

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
Last Edited12 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. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1879 pg 48.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 10044/1879.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106921791/joseph-brown
  5. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054365960/view
  6. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  7. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.

John Rampling 461

M, #46, b. 1823, d. 6 December 1890

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BirthHe was born in 1823 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England.1 
DeathHe died on 6 December 1890 at York, Western Australia, aged 65 yrs; recorded as Ramplin BDM WA regn no. 549.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 6 December 1890 at York Cemetery, York, Western Australia.3 
Name-Variation John Rampling 46 was also known as John Ramplin 46 also Tampling.1 
ConvictedConvicted of Striking his officers (Court Martial) and sentenced to 14 years on 30 August 1847 at Newcastle Barracks, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 1 June 1850. Requested permission for wife & child to come to WA.4,5,6 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 11; dark brown hair; grey eyes; long visage; fresh complexion; slender appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a groom; soldier 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. 46 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 January 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a servant working for Mr O. Lodge at the wage of £2 per month.1,7 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 22 September 1860 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."8 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
MilitaryMilitary Court Martial
Last Edited1 Feb 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 549/1890.
  3. [S36] Jan James Collection held at FamilyHistoryWA,Bayswater, WA, York Burials 1843-1935.
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2043256406/view
  5. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054365514/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-2054387112/view
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  8. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 194.

Francis Westmoreland 471

M, #47, b. 1804, d. 18 June 1884

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BirthHe was born in 1804 at Lincolnshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 18 June 1884 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, BDM WA Regn no 12640; died 1884 aged 70 yrs.1,3 
BurialHe was buried on 18 June 1884 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
Name-Variation Francis Westmoreland 47 was also known as Francis Westmoorland 47.1 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at New Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. His occupation was shown as boatman.2 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 7 January 1847 at New Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 5 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; brown hair; grey eyes; careworn visage; ruddy complexion; stoops on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer 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. 47 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a mason & shepherd working for A.O.G. Defroy at the wage of 20s per month.1,5 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited22 Jun 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 12640/1884.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

James Baker 481

M, #48, b. 1793, d. 10 January 1873

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BirthHe was born in 1793 at Bathealton, Somerset, England.1 
DeathHe died on 10 January 1873 at Fremantle, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 11 January 1873 at Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing fowls and sentenced to 14 years on 23 February 1847 at Exeter, Devon, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 6 children as at 1 June 1850. Character book 1850 lists only 2 children. Asked permission for wife & chn to come to WA.4 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 1/2; dark grey hair; hazel eyes; full visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a blacksmith 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. 48 on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being  literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 October 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Champion Bay district as a blacksmith working for Geraldine Mining Co. at the wage of 20s per week.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 January 1857 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached Bio is courtesy of Ron Pimm.6

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited12 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, Reg: 6444/1873.
  3. [S44] Alma & Skinner St Burial Records, online https://fremantle.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/…, Page No 21.
  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-2033279600/view
  6. [S31] Ron Pimm,Booragoon, WA.

James Morris 491

M, #49, b. 1808, d. 2 March 1861

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BirthHe was born in 1808.1 
DeathHe died on 2 March 1861 at Doubtful Bay, Bunbury, Western Australia, Drowned.2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of Counterfeiting coining and sentenced to 15 years on 4 January 1847 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1,4 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 5 children as at 1 June 1850. Applied for wife & chn to come to WA.5,6 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; brown hair; hazel eyes; long visage; dark complexion; upright proportionate 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 Portland prison.1 
Convict No.Assigned with Convict No. 49 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 2 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a labourer working for G. Sydred at the wage of 20s per month.1,7 

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited12 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, Reg: 1655/1861.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2039632365/view
  4. [S115] Digital panopticon, online digitalpanopticon.org, https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/life
  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, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2054365960/view
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view

Reginald Bristow 501

M, #50, b. 1823, d. 1897

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BirthHe was born in 1823 at Surrey, England.1 
DeathHe died in 1897 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, Died 1897; 74 yrs; reg: 882; likely at Mt Eliza Home; declared a lunatic in 1893.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of Grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 15 years on 27 March 1848 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Brother of #51. Note: character book 1850 lists married 5 children.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; slight appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason; character book 1850 lists as engineer 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. 50 on 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 13 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.1,3 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 26 November 1863 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is courtesy of Joanne Hyland

Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."4,5

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
StoriesConvict Stories Index
DeathDeath Review Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited30 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  4. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.
  5. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 35.