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Goliah Chadderton

Goliah Chadderton, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Goliah Chadderton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 1863
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 139 (71)
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

michael purdon on 14th September, 2014 wrote:

married mary purdon in hobart in 1834 . came to victoria in approx. 1837 with mary’s son , joseph .lived in richmond . mary died there in 1867.

D Wong on 14th September, 2014 wrote:

Goliah was 23 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was 5’8 3/4” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, pockpitted, scar on left cheek.

31/5/1827: Was a Javelin Man.
1830: Public Works, working in the Government garden.
1832: On load to Mr Dandson
1833: Public Works

1834: Married Mary Purdon

1835: TOL
1/9/1836: CP

19/9/1838: Allowed to proceed to Port Phillip per “Hetty”(looks like).

1847 Directory for the town and district of Port Phillip:
Chadderton: Goliah: farmer: Merri Creek

1856: In Richmond, Vic.

24/11/1858 The Bendigo Advertiser – taken from The Age, Melbourne:

In the New Court yesterday the case of Sheedy v. Chadderton occupied the greater portion of the day. The action in this case was brought by a publican to recover the sum of £50 from the defendant, a brickmaker, rejoicing in the historic name of Goliah.  The defendant’s hours of relaxation appear to have been spent in the plaintiff’s house, where he devoted himself to all fours and bagatelle with exemplary perseverance, refreshing himself at intervals with champagne, sherry, and half-and-half. It was alleged that during the period of his acquaintance with the plaintiff the brickmaker had disposed of no less than 1540 nobblers. On (he other hand there was an unpaid account for bricks, and sundry money payments were sworn to, which, in the opinion of the jury, justified a verdict for the defendant.

D Wong on 29th October, 2017 wrote:

Goliah Chadderton 23, and Eli Swift 19, - were sentenced to death for aggravated highway robbery, attended with cruelty.

No ship found for Eli Swift.

1863: VIC BDM: Goliah CHADDERDEN died 1863

Cynthia Cheney on 25th May, 2020 wrote:

Goliah Chadderton [also referred to later as Chatterton]married Mary Purdon a widow in Hobart on 25 August 1834. They sailed to Port Phillip on the schooner “Hetty” with her son Joseph Purdon on 24 September 1838. They lived in Melbourne until his death in 1863 and her death in 1867.

Convict Changes History

michael purdon on 14th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

michael purdon on 14th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 14th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 1800), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 29th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000)

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