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Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th November, 2013 wrote:
Walter Chisholm was a soldier in the 99th Regiment and on the convict transport ship ‘Somersetshire’ when charged with Mutiny on the high seas (some prisoners & soldiers wanted to take the ship and go to America). Voyage via the Cape where he was court martialled and convicted. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), arriving 11/08/1842 on the ‘Surrey’.
Native Place: Kelso, Scotland.
Protestant; Farm labourer & 6yrs in the 99th Regiment; 5’9 1/2”; grey eyes; dk brown hair; fresh complexion; literate.
Brothers - William & Peter
Sisters - Mary, Ellen & Betsy.
4yrs Probation, Wedge Bay.
Ticket of Leave 30/03/1852
Conditional Pardon 05/06/1855
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th November, 2013 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1817, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime