James Haxton Riley 1761

M, #176, b. 8 April 1829, d. 13 June 1890

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James Riley #176 (Photo: Shelley Tonkin)
BirthHe was born on 8 April 1829 at Deal, Kent, England.1 
BaptismHe was baptised on 13 October 1830 at Deal, Kent, England, Mother Ann Haxton. Baptised as James Riley Haxton - illegitimate.2 
MarrHe married Eliza Emma Wilkerson - not registered, may have been de facto in 1852 at Fremantle, Western Australia
DeathHe died on 13 June 1890 at Fremantle, Western Australia, alcoholic poisoning.1,3 
BurialHe was buried at Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.4 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Deal, Kent, England.5 
ConvictedConvicted of unnatural crime and sentenced to 10 years on 24 July 1849 at Maidstone, Kent, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 12 March 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 September 1856 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. [S37] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1890 pg 100.
  4. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201027866/…
  5. [S2] 1841 England Census, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll

Joseph Hinton 1771

M, #177, b. 1828, d. 12 December 1866

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BirthHe was born in 1828 at Northamptonshire, England.1,2 
DeathHe died on 12 December 1866 at Mount Barker, Western Australia, epilepsia.1,3 
BurialHe was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia.4 
Census_1841EngHe appeared on the 1841 English census at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 10 years on 3 January 1850 at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a bricklayer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 July 1852 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in April 1860 at Western Australia.1 
OccupationRecorded as a sawyer on 3 January 1866.5 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing cattle Bunbry and sentenced to 5 years on 3 January 1866 at Perth, Western Australia. He had been previous conviction.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. [S2] 1841 England Census, online Ancestry.com, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S285] Albany Burial Recoprds 1848-1944, online familysearch.og, Image 6
    https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details
  4. [S54] Albany Cemetery Board, online albanycemeteryboard.com.au/, https://albanycemeteryboard.com.au/allambie-park/…
  5. [S7] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in WA 1850-1887.
  6. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66014724

George Walker 1781

M, #178, b. 1827, d. 1862
Name-Change George Walker 178 was also known as Thomas George Walker 178. 

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died in 1862 at Perth, Western Australia.2 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 10 years on 27 January 1849 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 31.12.1853. Married Margaret Jackman Perth RC. Son of John & Maria nee Handley.3,4 
OccupationRecorded as a mason's labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1943/1862.
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037108903/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. 321 (frame 375) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…

Thomas Jones 1791

M, #179, b. 1807, d. 15 August 1882

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BirthHe was born in 1807.1 
DeathHe died on 15 August 1882 at Convict Establishment Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, reg: 11458/1882 debility.1,2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 10 years on 27 November 1849 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr retiurn 31.12.1853.1,5 
OccupationRecorded as a domestic servant on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
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. [S95] WA Police Gazettes, online slwa.wa.gov.au/collections/collections/police-gazettes, 1882 pg 139.
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au.
  5. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2037108903/view

Richard Ives 1801

M, #180, b. July 1827, d. 7 April 1898
Name-Change Richard Ives 180 was also known as James Richard Ives 180. 

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BirthHe was born in July 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 7 April 1898 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, reg: 4953/1898.2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.6.1853. Married Bridget McGraw 1855.1,4 
OccupationRecorded as a baker on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 15 March 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Cert. of FreedomHis Certificate of Freedom was granted on 13 April 1867 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. [S77] NSW BDM, online familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search?4.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, NEWS AND NOTES. (1898, April 9). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved January 16, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3199407
  4. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034041466/view

Richard Reece 1811

M, #181, b. 9 June 1811, d. 19 November 1880
Name-Change Richard Reece 181 was also known as Richard Race 181.1 

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BirthHe was born on 9 June 1811.1 
DeathHe died on 19 November 1880 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, debility.2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 20 November 1880 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 10 years on 27 November 1849 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 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: 10714/1880.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…

John Foley 1821

M, #182, b. 1822

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 10 years on 27 November 1849 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 15 March 1856 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.

George Javan 1831

M, #183, b. 1831

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BirthHe was born in 1831.1 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
EscapedGeorge Javan 183 escaped from Recaptured in July 1853.2 
EscapedHe escaped from Recaptured 29.11.1853. on 26 November 1853.3 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in August 1862 at Western Australia.1 
LeftHe left the colony for Adelaide, SA on S.S. Wanga Wanga on 12 March 1863.4 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 255 (frame 354) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 699 (frame 477) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  4. [S76] Convicts Who Left From Albany, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  5. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 124.

John Sleigh 1841

M, #184, b. 17 May 1815

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BirthHe was born on 17 May 1815.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 4 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a cabinetmaker on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 June 1854 at Western Australia.1 
ConvictedConvicted of indecent assault and sentenced to 6 month on 10 October 1857 at Adelaide, South Australia. He had been convicted previously.2,3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing and sentenced to 6 months on 31 August 1877 at Adelaide, South Australia. He had been convicted previously.2,5 
ConvictedConvicted of assault and sentenced to 1 pound or 7 days on 25 July 1879 at Adelaide, South Australia. He had been convicted previously.6,7 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson

Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."8,9
Research #184 & #185 have parents living at different addresses. They might be cousins but they are not brothers. 

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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. [S13] FamilySearch, online familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/3662104
    Film not indexed.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, POLICE COURT—ADELAIDE. (1857, September 18). Adelaide Times (SA : 1848 - 1858), p. 3.
  4. [S122] SA Prison Registers, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  5. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, POLICE COURT—ADELAIDE. (1877, August 31). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 2.
  6. [S122] SA Prison Registers, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  7. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, LAW COURTS. (1879, July 26). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 3.
  8. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.
  9. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 209.

Charles Sleigh 1851

M, #185, b. 1826, d. 28 April 1852

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BirthHe was born in 1826.1 
DeathHe died on 28 April 1852 at Fremantle, Western Australia, fever.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a silk dyer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Research #184 & #185 have parents living at different addresses. They might be cousins but they are not brothers. 
Research CWA has him sailing to SA on the Bradley in 1857 but the 1156_21B register shows him as dying 28.4.1852. Refer to the AUS links. 

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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. [S84] Records of the Colonial Office, online nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728202615/findingaid#nla-obj-728207492, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034201453/view

Henry King 1861

M, #186, b. June 1827

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BirthHe was born in June 1827.1 
ConvictedConvicted of larceny in dwelling house and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a brickmaker on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 10 July 1858 at Western Australia.1 
LeftHenry King 186 left the colony for Melbourne, Vic on the Nubia? On 4 March 1874.1,2 

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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. [S76] Convicts Who Left From Albany, online ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…

Robert Jackson 1871

M, #187, b. 8 April 1827

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BirthHe was born on 8 April 1827.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a chair and sentenced to 10 years on 27 August 1849 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a tinsmith on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 27 March 1852 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in June 1860 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.

John Fenton 1881

M, #188, b. 24 June 1828

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BirthHe was born on 24 June 1828.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a watch and sentenced to 10 years on 6 November 1849 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a mason on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 May 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 August 1855 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson.2

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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. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

William Travis 1891

M, #189, b. December 1825

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BirthHe was born in December 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of larceny and sentenced to 10 years on 22 October 1849 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being illiterate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 8 May 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Bio The attached story is compliments of Marcia Watson.2

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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. [S32] Marcia Watson,WA.

Charles Coxall 1901

M, #190, b. November 1813, d. 8 September 1889
Name-Change Charles Coxall 190 was also known as Charles Coxhall 190.1 

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BirthHe was born in November 1813.1 
DeathHe died on 8 September 1889 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia, senile decay.2,3 
BurialHe was buried on 9 September 1889 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.4 
ConvictedConvicted of breaking & entering and sentenced to 10 years on 18 October 1849 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 7 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a shoemaker on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 7 May 1852 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in October 1859 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. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au.
  3. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 461/1889.
  4. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…

William Golding 1911

M, #191, b. June 1825, d. 10 February 1872

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William Golding 191 (on the horse) (Photo: Jenny Golding Baron)
Parents His parents were William Golding & Elizabeth.2 
BirthHe was born in June 1825 at Oakington, Cambridgeshire, England.1 
BaptismHe was baptised on 26 September 1825 at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, England, His parents were William Golding & Elizabeth.2 
MarrHe married Amy Williams circa November 1844 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.3 
MarrHe married Mary Jane McMullin on 7 March 1860 at Perth, Western Australia.4 
DeathHe died on 10 February 1872 at Perth, Western Australia, abscess on liver.1,5,6 
BurialHe was buried on 11 February 1872 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia. Grave No. 506
"Sacred To The Memory Of William Golding Who Died 10th February 1872 Aged 45 Years."7,8
ConvictedConvicted of sheep stealing and sentenced to 10 years on 5 July 1849 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 
OccupationRecorded as a butcher on 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 13 May 1851. Married Jane McMullen 7.3.1860 Perth Wes. Son of William.1,9 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 17 February 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in 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. [S37] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  3. [S297] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, online Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1429/1860.
  5. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au.
  6. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 6104/1872.
  7. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  8. [S33] Find A Grave, online findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152890806/…
  9. [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-2054368251/view

William Long 1921

M, #192, b. 1827, d. 7 August 1901

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BirthHe was born in 1827.1 
DeathHe died on 7 August 1901 at Perth, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried at Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia. Ang CC 0126.3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years on 26 November 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a groom on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 5 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Census_1859YorkHe appeared on the 1859 York census at York, Western Australia, on the premises of Charles Smith.4 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in May 1862 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. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 2050/1901.
  3. [S14] Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, online ww2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch, https://portal.mcb.wa.gov.au/name-search/ns-detail/
  4. [S110] State Records Office of WA, online archive.sro.wa.gov.au, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/…

William McDonald 1931

M, #193, b. 1823

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BirthHe was born in 1823.1 
ConvictedConvicted of robbery riot & forcible entry and sentenced to 10 years on 17 December 1849 at Central Criminal Court, London, London, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a carpenter on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 October 1852 at Western Australia.1 
EscapedWilliam McDonald 193 escaped from escaped from King George Sound on 5 November 1856.2 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in December 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. [S78] SLWA, online slwa.wa.gov.au, https://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b2487454_002

William Webb 1941

M, #194, b. 1828

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BirthHe was born in 1828.1 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 10 years on 2 January 1850 at Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 July 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 5 April 1856 at Western Australia.1 
OccupationRecorded as a boatman on 2 April 1879.2 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 chn as at 2 April 1879.2 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing from a boat and sentenced to 5 years on 2 April 1879 at Perth, Western Australia. He had been convicted previously.3 

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MultipleMultiple Convict No.s Index
Last Edited27 Jun 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. [S7] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in WA 1850-1887.
  3. [S12] Trove, online trove.nla.gov.au, Supreme Court—Criminal Sittings. (1879, April 4). The Western Australian Times (Perth, WA : 1874 - 1879), p. 2. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2980968

John Davis 1951

M, #195, b. February 1825

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BirthHe was born in February 1825.1 
ConvictedConvicted of stealing a sheep and sentenced to 10 years on 2 January 1850 at Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 2 chn as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 July 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 3 January 1857 at Western Australia.1 

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Last Edited1 Dec 2021

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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.

William Newham 1961

M, #196, b. August 1821
Name-Change William Newham 196 was also known as William Newnham 196.1 

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BirthHe was born in August 1821 at St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England.1,2 
ConvictedConvicted of house breaking and sentenced to 10 years on 16 July 1849 at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was married 1 child as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a plumber on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 23 February 1852 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 25 February 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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LeftLeft for South Aust Index
Last Edited22 Jul 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. [S92] Bedford & Luton Gaol Register, online apps.bedford.gov.uk/grd/, https://apps.bedford.gov.uk/grd/detail.aspx?id=8799

George Atkinson 1971

M, #197, b. 1816, d. 5 July 1895

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BirthHe was born in 1816.1 
DeathHe died on 5 July 1895 at Mount Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.1,2 
BurialHe was buried on 6 July 1895 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.3 
ConvictedConvicted of larceny and sentenced to 10 years on 3 December 1849 at Salford, Lancashire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 10 June 1852 at Western Australia.1 
ExpiredHis sentence expired in March 1861 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Has an entry in "Locked Up in Fremantle."4 

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West AustMid West Convict Database Index
Last Edited30 Jan 2024

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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, Reg: 1032/1895.
  3. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au, https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/explore/…
  4. [S249] Steve Errington, Locked Up in Fremantle, pg 17.

Joseph Maher 1981

M, #198, b. 1819, d. 24 August 1851

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BirthHe was born in 1819.1 
DeathHe died on 24 August 1851 at Convict Establishment Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, consumption.1,2,3 
ConvictedConvicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years on 23 July 1849 at Maidstone, Kent, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a groom on 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Pentonville prison.1 

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Last Edited26 Jul 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. [S6] Western Australia Convict Records, 1846-1930 SROWA, online Ancestry.com, Letter and Memoranda Books Comptroller-General to the Colonial Secretary (C19-C21) No. 452/1851 (frame 231) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60668/…
  3. [S85] CO 18 Despatches, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2034320333/view

Benjamin Milton 1991

M, #199, b. 1822, d. 31 July 1861

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BirthHe was born in 1822.1 
BurialHe was buried on 31 July 1861 at East Perth Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia.2 
DeathHe died on 31 July 1861 at Perth, Western Australia.3,4 
ConvictedConvicted of killing & stealing a sheep and sentenced to 10 years on 1 January 1849 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851.1 
OccupationRecorded as a farmer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being semi-literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Justitia prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 1 October 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted on 8 November 1856 at Western Australia.1 
Bio Referenced briefly on pg 46 of "Northam An Avon Valley History."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. [S11] East Perth Cemeteries, online eastperthcemeteries.com.au.
  4. [S9] WA BDM's, online www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au, Reg: 1802/1861.
  5. [S61] Donald S Garden, Northam An Avon Valley History, pg 46.

James Powell 2001

M, #200, b. 1828

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BirthHe was born in 1828.1 
ConvictedConvicted of assault & robbery and sentenced to 10 years on 2 March 1849 at Maidstone, Kent, England. He had been convicted previously.1 
Family Status Claimed that his marital status was unmarried as at 13 May 1851. Granted permission to marry 1/2yr return 30.6.1852.1,2 
OccupationRecorded as a farm labourer on 13 May 1851.1 
LiteracyRecorded as being literate as at 13 May 1851.1 
TransportedTransported to WA on the Mermaid arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 13 May 1851. He had been collected from Justitia prison.1 
Ticket of LeaveHis Ticket of Leave was granted on 22 November 1851 at Western Australia.1 
Conditional PardonHis Conditional Pardon was granted in February 1854 at Western Australia.1 

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Last Edited31 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-2034221068/view