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Walter Chisholm

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Walter Chisholm
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Mutiny
Convicted at: Cape of Good Hope Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 16th March, 1842
Arrival date: 11th August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,129,L,80
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Community Contributions

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

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