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Christopher Ashe

Christopher Ashe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Ashe
Aliases: Christopher Ash
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1756
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th July, 1828
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Isla de Leon Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 54
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Christopher was already married before his Court Martial and transportation. He had married Eleanor (Ellen) Welsh in the UK.
The couple had 4 children prior to the transportation. Catherine 1796, William 1800, Christopher 1803 and Hannah 1806. Eleanor and the 4 children followed Christopher, via the brig ‘Kangaroo’ which arrived in the colony in 1814. The couple subsequently had another child, Henry James 1815.

Denis Pember on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Christopher was as assistant in the Stores at Parramatta in 1817. He petitioned for mitigation of his sentence at this time.
Christopher had been granted his ticket of leave and an absolute pardon was granted on 31 Jan 1818 at Sydney.
Christopher died in July 1828, prior to the census.

Denis Pember on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref A0615] Ash, Eleanor, 50, came free, Kangaroo 1814, Protestant, householder, Sussex Street Sydney.
[Ref A0616] Ash, Christopher, 25, came free, Kangaroo 1814, Protestant.
[Ref A0617] Ash Henry, 14, BC, Apprentice to Joseph Anderson, Pitt St.
Two daughters are also located:
[Ref F0530] Fishburn, Catherine married to William Henry Fishburne, they had a family of 8 at the time and her husband was a publican at Baulkham Hills..
[Ref T1012] Tooley, Hannah, married to William Tooley (Convict, Fanny, 1816) # He was in Gaol at the Census.

No record of the other son, William can be located.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Christopher Ash, date of birth: 1756 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th July, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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