Arthur Bristow 511

M, #51, b. 10 December 1819, d. 13 November 1873

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Family LinkArthur Bristow 51 and Reginald Bristow 50 were brothers. 
BirthHe was born on 10 December 1819 at Surrey, England.1 
DeathHe died on 13 November 1873 at Fremantle, Western Australia, 13 Nov 1873; BDM WA regn no 6814.1 
BurialHe was buried on 13 November 1873 at Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.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 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3; black hair; dark hazel eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 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 carpenter working for Convict Establishment at the wage of 5s per diem without rations.1,3 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing planks and sentenced to 6 months hard labour on 2 October 1857 at Fremantle, Western Australia.4 
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."5,6

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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. [S44] Alma & Skinner St Burial Records, online https://fremantle.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/…, Page No 21.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, TOL Holders Reconvicted in Qtr ending 31.12.1857 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2044096226/view
  5. [S27] Joanne Hyland,High Wycombe, WA.
  6. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 35.

John Davis 521

M, #52, b. 5 November 1818, d. 23 December 1874
Name-Variation John Davis 52 was also known as John Davies 52.1 

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BirthHe was born on 5 November 1818.1 
BurialHe was buried at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
DeathHe died on 23 December 1874 at Perth, Western Australia, possible BDM WA Regn No 8249. This death fits but we don't have certainty.1 
ConvictedConvicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years on 26 February 1848 at Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.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; middling stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a engineer; mason on 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a mason working for Mr. Dewar at the wage of £27 per annum.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 9 October 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Employed as a TOL mason by Mr Dewar in 1851 - "On The Swan" pg 166.4 

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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. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  4. [S60] Michael J. Bourke, On The Swan A History of the Swan District Western Australia, pg 166.

James Cox 531

M, #53, b. 1810, d. 14 July 1878
Name-Variation James Cox 53 was also known as Scotty 53.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1810.1 
MarrHe married Elizabeth Kerr in 1859 at Toodyay, Western Australia.2 
DeathHe died on 14 July 1878 at Toodyay, Western Australia.1 
BurialHe was buried on 15 July 1878 at Toodyay Cemetery, Toodyay, Western Australia.3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing watch and sentenced to 15 years on 19 October 1847 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; dark brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason 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 Millbank prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 24 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a farm labourer working for Mr. Kirwan at the wage of £2 per month.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 3 October 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."6 

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  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: 1410/1859.
  3. [S42] Toodyay Cemeteries Database - Brian R Chambers,Northam, WA.
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 9768/1878.
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  6. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 60.

Esau Wetherall 541

M, #54, b. 1820, d. 12 January 1889
Name-Variation Esau Wetherall 54 was also known as Esau Wetherell 54.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1820 at Somerset, England.1,2 
MarrHe married Mary Mellaly in 1857 at Toodyay, Western Australia.3 
MarrHe married Caroline Wells on 30 May 1864.4 
DeathHe died on 12 January 1889 at Toodyay, Western Australia.1,5 
BurialHe was buried on 13 January 1889 at Nardie Cemetery, Toodyay, Western Australia.6 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Kingstone, Somerset, England. His occupation was shown as ag labourer.2 
ConvictedConvicted of horse stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 31 March 1847 at Taunton, Somerset, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1,7 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 3 1/2; light brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fair 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 15 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason working for A. Lawrence at the wage of £2 per month.1,8 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 22 February 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Eau Wetherall is referenced on pg 237-8 of "A Brand on His Coat".9 

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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, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1015/1857. Recorded as Esau Whetherall.
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2139/1864.
  5. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 25/1889.
  6. [S42] Toodyay Cemeteries Database - Brian R Chambers,Northam, WA.
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2036289495/view
  8. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  9. [S56] Rica Erickson, The Brand on His Coat, pgs 237-8.

Thomas Hart 551

M, #55, b. circa 1826

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BirthHe was born circa 1826.1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 17 March 1848 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4 3/4; brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fresh; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a labourer working for Mr. Dyson at the wage of 30s per month.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 29 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."3 

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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. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 108.

Luke Jeffry 561

M, #56, b. 1828, d. 20 March 1883
Name-Variation Luke Jeffry 56 was also known as Luke Jeffery 56.1 

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Parents His parents were John Jeffery & Sarah.2 
BirthHe was born in 1828 at Ditton Wood, Cambridgeshire, England.1,2 
BaptismHe was baptised on 22 June 1828 at Ditton Wood, Cambridgeshire, England.2 
MarrHe married Jane Drake (nee Dyer) in 1864 at Fremantle, Western Australia.3 
DeathHe died on 20 March 1883 at Bibra Lake, Western Australia, 20 March 1883; Bibra Lake; died from self-inflicted shot gun wound.1,4,5 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.6 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing money and sentenced to 15 years on 17 March 1848 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; dark brown hair; hazel 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 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Frementle district as a labourer working for Mr. Yelverton at the wage of 25s per week.1,7 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 7 October 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Bio See attached story

Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."8,9

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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. [S37] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2086/1864.
  4. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1883 pg 54.
  5. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 11705/1883.
  6. [S2] 1841 England Census, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  8. [S39] Anne Haylock,WA.
  9. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 124.

Allan Lancaster 571

M, #57, b. 1813, d. 3 November 1892

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BirthHe was born in 1813 at Biddlemoor, Staffordshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 3 November 1892 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.1,3 
BurialHe was buried on 4 November 1892 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of Breaking out of jail and stealing fowls and sentenced to 14 years on 5 January 1848 at Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 10 1/2; brown hair; dark brown eyes; long visage; dark complexion; slight appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; servant; ex soldier on 1 June 1850.1,5 
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 Millbank prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 28 March 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a house servant working for George Eliot, Esq. at the wage of £18 per annum. Attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD 721/31.6,7
ConvictedConvicted of Using threatening & obscene language to police and sentenced to 3 months hard labour on 19 October 1857 at Bunbury, Western Australia.8 
Census_1859YorkHe appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of L J Bayly.9 
ExpiredHis sentence expired on 4 June 1868 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."10 

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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. [S190] British Army Service Records, online findmypast.com.au, https://www.findmypast.com.au/transcript
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 902/1892.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  5. [S129] Millbank Prison Register, online unknown url, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-812962321/view
  6. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  7. [S213] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/31, pg 12L (pdf pg 525).
  8. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, TOL Holders Reconvicted in Qtr ending 31.12.1857 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2044096226/view
  9. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…
  10. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 137.

Samuel Diggle 581

M, #58, b. 1809, d. 15 February 1886

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BirthHe was born in 1809.1 
BurialHe was buried on 15 February 1886 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
DeathHe died on 15 February 1886 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, Admitted to Old Men's Home in 1880 and died 1886; WA Reg: 13824; aged 84.1,3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 20 March 1847 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 children as at 1 June 1850.4 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4 1/2; brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fresh; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; mason 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 10 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a mason working for A. Lawrence at the wage of 50s per month.1,5 

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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: 13824/1886.
  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-2033279600/view

Charles Hurrell Pye 591

M, #59, b. 4 October 1821, d. 15 February 1887

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Charles Pye 59 (Photo: donnamwills)
Parents His parents were Charles Pye & Sarah.2 
BirthHe was born on 4 October 1821 at Rayleigh, Essex, England.1,3,2 
BaptismHe was baptised on 31 March 1822 at Rayleigh, Essex, England.2 
MarrHe married Catherine Buckley in 1853 at Toodyay, Western Australia.4 
DeathHe died on 15 February 1887 at Dunedin, New Zealand, Left WA 1866 with family; Charles died 15 Feb 1887 Dunedin NZ.1 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Rayleigh, Essex, England.3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years on 8 March 1847 at Chelmsford, Essex, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5; brown hair; light hazel eyes; sharp visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason 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 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 31.12.1853.5,6 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 4 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a mason working for W. Chidlow at the wage of 30s per month.1,7 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 29 January 1859 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Referenced briefly on pg 46 of "Northam An Avon Valley History."8 

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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. [S277] Baptism Register; Service of Church: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials; Incumbent; Rayleigh, Holy Trinity; Parish Records;1813-1854, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S2] 1841 England Census, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 400603/1854.
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037108903/view
  6. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 669 (frame 470) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  8. [S61] Donald S Garden, Northam An Avon Valley History, pg 46.

John Wilson 601

M, #60, b. 1809, d. 24 August 1853

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BirthHe was born in 1809.1 
DeathHe died on 24 August 1853 at Convict Establishment Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Hospital; died from congestion of the liver.2,3 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Islington, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. His occupation was shown as porter.4 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 29 February 1848 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 children as at 1 June 1850.5 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 11; fair hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a sawyer working for Rt. Rev. Dr. Serra at the wage of £3 per month.1,6 

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  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, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 362 (frame 383) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037073983/view
  4. [S2] 1841 England Census, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  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-2033923502/view

Alexander Thomas 611

M, #61, b. 1827, d. 7 November 1894

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Parents His parents were Morgan Thomas & Joanna.2 
BirthHe was born in 1827 at Whitchurch, Glamorganshire, Wales.1 
BaptismHe was baptised on 2 September 1827 at Whitchurch, Glamorganshire, Wales.2 
MarrHe married Louisa Caporn on 10 August 1854 at Preston Point, Western Australia.3,4
DeathHe died on 7 November 1894 at Nullagine, Western Australia.1,5
BurialHe was buried at Nullagine Cemetery, Nullagine, Western Australia.6 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Union Workhouse, Cardiff St Johns, Glamorganshire, Wales. His occupation was shown as pauper.7 
ConvictedConvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years on 26 February 1848 at Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 9 1/4; light brown hair; hazel eyes; sharp visage; fair; tanned complexion; stout middling appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a turner; boatman 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Married Louisa Caporn 10.8.1854. Son of Morgan Thomas.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 29 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a woodcutter working for Mr. Curtis at the wage of 30s per month.1,8 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 August 1860 at Western Australia.1 
Bio See atcched compliments of Bevan Carter

Alexander Thomas is also referecned on pg 234 of "A Brand on his Coat".9,10,11

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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. [S271] Glamorganshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1570-1994, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 738/1854.
  4. [S15] Marriage Certificate.
  5. [S10] Death Certificate, WA Reg 82/1895 District No. 50.
  6. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214732741/…
  7. [S103] 1841 England Census, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-ZVY
  8. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  9. [S29] Bevan Carter,Bassendean, WA.
  10. [S46] Descendants, The Caporns, pgs 259-260.
  11. [S56] Rica Erickson, The Brand on His Coat, pgs 234.

James Osborne 621

M, #62, b. 16 May 1827, d. 15 September 1891
Name-Variation James Osborne 62 was also known as James Osboine 62.1 

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BirthHe was born on 16 May 1827 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 15 September 1891 at Perth, Western Australia.3,4,5 
BurialHe was buried on 16 September 1891 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.3,6 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Kidderminister, Worcestershire, England.2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 3 January 1848 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; light brown hair; blue eyes; long sharp visage; fresh complexion; stout; middling appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter; gardener on 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 31.12.1853. Married Elizabeth Roser.7,8 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Toodyay district as a Carpenter working for Mr. J.T. Cook at the wage of £2 per month.1,9 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in August 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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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, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/index.php/explore/…
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 504/1891.
  5. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3024773
  6. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/209799521/james-osborne
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037108903/view
  8. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 677 (frame 472) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  9. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

Thomas Rutledge Raine 631

M, #63, b. 1827, d. 3 March 1899
Name-Variation Thomas Rutledge Raine 63 was also known as Thomas Routledge 63.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 3 March 1899 at Fremantle, Western Australia.1,2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of Pickpocket and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1847 at York, Yorkshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; light brown hair; grey eyes; oval visage; fresh; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; carpenter 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 11 January 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Swan district as a carpenter working for W.L. Brockman Esq. at the wage of £1 per month.1,4 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 22 May 1871 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Employed as a TOL carpenter by W.L. Brockman in 1851.5 
Research CWA has his death 03.03.1889 but that looks like a transcription error as R21B has 1899. 

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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. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/217336446
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  5. [S60] Michael J. Bourke, On The Swan A History of the Swan District Western Australia, pg 166.

John Raison 641

M, #64, b. 6 January 1826, d. 21 July 1866
Name-Variation John Raison 64 was also known as John Raisin 64 also Rasan, Rason.1 

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BirthHe was born on 6 January 1826 at Boston, Lincolnshire, England.1 
BaptismHe was baptised on 11 January 1826 at St Botolph's, Boston, Lincolnshire, England.2 
DeathHe died on 21 July 1866 at Doubtful Bay, Western Australia, reg: 3282/1866 (Rason) acc killed by stroke of whale at whaling station McKenzies Island.1,3 
BurialHe was buried on 16 January 1914 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of Assault & robbery in company with others and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1847 at Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.6.1852.1,5 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 9 1/2; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; round visage; fresh complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter; waterman 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a carpenter working for J.W. Davey at the wage of £14 per annum.1,6 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 April 1862 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."7 

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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. [S37] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034221068/view
  6. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  7. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 194.

George Oliver 651

M, #65, b. 1822

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to 15 years on 29 March 1848 at Chester, Cheshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4 3/4; dark brown hair; grey eyes; thin visage; fresh complexion; slight 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a labourer working for Mr. John Staunton at the wage of 30s per month.1,2 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 June 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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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

John Bradbury 661

M, #66, b. 1826

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BirthHe was born in 1826.1 
ConvictedConvicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years on 28 March 1848 at Chester, Cheshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4 1/2; brown hair; dark hazel eyes; oval visage; dark; fresh complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a engine attendant; carter 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 14 December 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in February 1856 at Western Australia.1 
LeftJohn Bradbury 66 left the colony for Callao, Peru per the Lincludea? Castle on 10 March 1863.1,2 

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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 Morris 671

M, #67, b. 1824, d. 15 February 1887

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BirthHe was born in 1824.1 
DeathHe died on 15 February 1887 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, heart disease and dropsy.1,2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 15 February 1887 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia. There is no certainty that we have the correct John Morris here.4 
ConvictedConvicted of Rape and sentenced to 15 years on 26 February 1848 at Winchester, Hampshire, 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' 6 3/4; dark brown hair appearing black; dark hazel eyes; oval visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a lawyer; 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 Portland prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 26 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a carpernter & sawyer working for W.P. Clifton, Esq. at the wage of £3 per month.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 22 October 1859 at Western Australia.1 

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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: 78/1887.
  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-2033923502/view

Thomas Robinson 681

M, #68, b. 1826, d. 9 November 1864

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BirthHe was born in 1826.1 
DeathHe died on 9 November 1864 at Busselton, Western Australia, reg: 2668/1864.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 14 years on 15 March 1847 at Maidstone, Kent, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 4; dark brown hair; dark eyes; round visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 7 November 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a mason working for M.W. Clifton at the wage of £25 per annum.1,3 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 27 January 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
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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-2033279600/view

James Hatton 691

M, #69, b. 1819, d. 30 August 1888

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BirthHe was born in 1819.1 
DeathHe died on 30 August 1888 at Albany, Western Australia, reg: 520/1888.2,3,4 
BurialHe was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of Rape and sentenced to 20 years on 20 March 1847 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5; brown hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fair little browned complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a manager of cotton mill; warehouseman 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 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 10 June 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Fremantle district as a carpenter working for Mr. Yelverton at the wage of 5s per diem.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 December 1855 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1876AlbanyHe appeared on the 1876 Albany census at Albany, Western Australia, With wife Johanna and 6 children (Ellen 22, Mary 16, Catherine 14, Henry 12, Frances 10 and William 6.)6 
Census_1881AlbanyHe appeared on the 1881 Albany census at Albany, Western Australia, With wife Johanna and 4 childern (Catherine 19, Henry 16, Francis 13 and William 13.)7 

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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. [S24] Australia, Convict Records Index, 1787-1867, online ancestry.com, State Library of Queensland; South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 176.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/232692464/james-hatton
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view
  6. [S214] They Lived in Albany 1876 & 1881, pdf pg 28.
  7. [S214] They Lived in Albany 1876 & 1881, pdf pg 82.

William Johnson 701

M, #70, b. 1824, d. 29 March 1880
Name-Variation William Johnson 70 was also known as William Johnston 70.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1824 at Staffordshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 29 March 1880 at Augusta, Western Australia, St Mary's Church burial register lists him 61 or 64 yo.1,3 
ConvictedConvicted of Firing stacks and sentenced to 20 years on 16 March 1847 at Stafford, Staffordshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 1 June 1850.1
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 8; dark brown hair; dark hazel eyes; sharp visage; dark complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter; joiner 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 20 July 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 17 April 1866 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."4 

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ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
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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, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 10474/1880.
  4. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 128.

George Richardson 711

M, #71, b. 1811, d. 28 March 1892

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BirthHe was born in 1811 at Lancashire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 28 March 1892 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, senile decay.1,3 
BurialHe was buried on 29 March 1892 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Chorlton Upon Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England. His occupation was shown as salesman.2 
ConvictedConvicted of Attempting to strike his superior officer (Court Martial) and sentenced to 14 years on 1 January 1848 at Barbados. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 1 June 1850.1,5 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 7 1/4; light brown hair; grey eyes; long visage; fresh complexion; healthy appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a saddler; 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 Portland prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 April 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Perth district as a sadler working for Mr. Von Bibra at the wage of £4 per month without rations. The attached image is from the Toodyay TOL CD.6,7
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 16 July 1864 at Western Australia.1 

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  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, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 268/1892.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  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. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033924223/view
  7. [S212] Ticket of Leave, Toodyay TOL Register 721/30, pg 60R (pdf pg 291).

John Osborne 721

M, #72, b. 1820, d. 4 March 1870
Name-Variation John Osborne 72 was also known as John Osborn 72 also Osbourn.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1820.1 
DeathHe died on 4 March 1870 at Newcastle, Western Australia.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of horse stealing and sentenced to 15 years on 6 January 1848 at New Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 9; light hair; blue eyes; oval visage; fair complexion; stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer on 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 November 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 20 January 1855 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkHe appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of Joseph Kenworthy.3 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 20 September 1865 at Western Australia.1 

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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. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

Francis Best 731

M, #73, b. 1814, d. 2 March 1892

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Parents His parents were Francis Best & Mary.2 
BirthHe was born in 1814 at Warndon, Worcestershire, England.1 
BaptismHe was baptised on 19 June 1814 at Warndon, Worcestershire, England.2 
DeathHe died on 2 March 1892 at Bridgetown, Western Australia, A Francis Best died 1892 aged 71 yrs; BDM WA Regn. No. 153.1,3,4 
BurialHe was buried at Bridgetown Pioneer Cemetery, Bridgetown, Western Australia.5 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Warndon, Worcestershire, England. His occupation was shown as carpenter.6 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 15 years on 11 March 1847 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5; brown hair; light blue eyes; long; thin visage; fresh complexion; slight appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter 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 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 3 children as at 1 June 1850.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 December 1850 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Wellington district as a carpenter working for M.W. Clifton at the wage of 27s per month.1,7 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 24 August 1857 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 26 October 1863 at Western Australia.1 
Bio See attached compliments of Bevan Carter.8

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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. [S275] Worcestershire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1812-1922, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com.
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 153/1892.
  5. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/221512860/francis-best
  6. [S103] 1841 England Census, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ51-P4B
  7. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033279600/view
  8. [S29] Bevan Carter,Bassendean, WA.

George Wilson 741

M, #74, b. 1827, d. 18 June 1851
Name-Variation George Wilson 74 was also known as George Willson 74.1 

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 18 June 1851 at Fremantle, Western Australia, consumption.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of arson and sentenced to 15 years on 6 March 1848 at Chelmsford, Essex, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5 3/4; sandy hair; grey eyes; long visage; fresh complexion; slight appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a clerk; 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 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 3 June 1851 at Western Australia.1,3 

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
Last Edited12 Mar 2022

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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-2033906016/view
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view

William Bailey 751

M, #75, b. 1829, d. 15 June 1903

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Parents His father was William Bailey.2 
BirthHe was born in 1829.1 
DeathHe died on 15 June 1903 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.1,3 
BurialHe was buried at Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia. Ang DC 0143.4 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and larceny and sentenced to 14 years on 3 April 1848 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Physical Desc.Recorded with the physical attributes: Height 5' 5 1/2; light hair; blue eyes; full face; fair complexion; Middling stout appearance on 1 June 1850.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer; steam engine attendant on 1 June 1850.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 1 June 1850.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Scindian arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 June 1850. He had been collected from Portland prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 1 June 1850.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 16 May 1851 at Western Australia. He was assigned to the Champion Bay district as a labourer working for Geraldine Mining Co. at the wage of £3 per month.1,5 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 29 July 1854 at Western Australia.1 

Found in These Indexes

ShipScindian 1850 Convict Index
West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited6 May 2023

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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: 2112/1903.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2112/1903.
  4. [S14] Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch, https://portal.mcb.wa.gov.au/name-search/ns-detail/
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2033923502/view