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Amos Bradshaw

Amos Bradshaw, one of 248 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 June 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amos Bradshaw
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th June, 1840
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th June, 1916
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Lincolnshire, Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th June, 1856
Arrival date: 7th September, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 191 (97)
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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Brad Colley on 2nd July, 2018 wrote:

Son of William Bradshaw & Mary Ann Needham .
2nd marriage 14.11.1883 York WA to Mary Ann DONOVAN

D Wong on 2nd July, 2018 wrote:

Amos Bradshaw was sentenced to ‘Life’ - 99 years.

16/3/1855 Stamford Mercury Lincolnshire, England:
Crown Court
Disgusting Crime at Halton Holegate. Amos Bradshaw, 14, pleaded guilty to a charge of having, at Halton Holgate, on the llth of July, committed unnatural offence. In passing sentence, the Judge said the prisoner had pleaded guilty to the capital charge - a charge which subjected his life to be taken away.
He had, however, done himself no harm by pleading guilty, for the depositions contained the closest and most conclusive evidence that he had committed an offence so horrible that it was almost impossible to conceive it could be perpetrated by a human being ; and not only that the offence had been committed by him, but that it had been committed by another person in his presence.  Such enormities it was almost revolting to have to speak of.  He hoped he sould find (he had directed proper enquiries) that the prisoner was truly ignorant and uneducated__a person of weak inteccect.
He saw he was only a boy, but if he had the common faculties, if he had received anything like a moral and religious education, he must be the most corrupt and depraved boy that could well be imagined.  He would be dealt with according to the result of the enquiries ; but, under any circumstances, some extreme and severe punishment he would have to endure.
He hoped a new light might enter into his mind, and that reflection would awaken a sense of the shocking nature of the offence he had committed, and constrain him to lead a pure life.__Death recorded.

Amos Bradshaw was 14 years old when transported for “Buggery with a sheep”.  He was unmarried, literate, 5’7¼” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, stout, Cut on forehead, A.B. three rings, anchor left hand.

27/1/1860: TOL

3/10/1862: Married Ellen Kidd at Beverley, WA.
They had 7 children - Ellen died aged 39, 12/4/1882.

23/3/1865: CP

14/11/1883: Married Mary Ann Donovan at York, WA. - They had 5 children.  Mary Ann died 17/9/1914 at York, WA.

10/5/1918 Western Main, Perth:
Amos Bradshaw, of York, to Alexander Richard Bradshaw and George Amos Bradshaw, £61 2s- 3d.

Lenora on 27th October, 2020 wrote:

I read that you have Ellen (Kidd) & Amos Bradshaw as having 7 children, that is not correct. At the time of Ellen’s death there were only 3 children. Amos remarried Maryann Donnovan and they had more children.

Convict Changes History

Brad Colley on 2nd July, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 14 years (prev. 99 years), date of birth: 1840 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th June, 1916 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 2nd July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 2nd July, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 14 years), date of birth: 24th June, 1840 (prev. 1840), occupation

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