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Joseph Fryate, one of 299 convicts transported on the Marion, 27 September 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 224
Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844
||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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Christopher Jackson on 11th October, 2018 wrote:
Aged 16. Stole watches from a shop.
Father James Fryate Budsdell Suffolk.
Parents both living - Father had been employed as a Boots at an Inn in Norwich for several years was discharged in June 1844 for being intoxicated. He then went to Budsdell in Suffolk Parish to try if he could get relief - The overseers of the Parish gave him an order to go into the Hythe Union. Prisoner’s Father, Mother & five children went into the Union as they could not obtain any work. Prisoner has been five times in prison at Norwich before that, once for stealing and four times for disorderly conduct & vagrancy. The day after his arrival at Budsdell he stole 2 watches from the window of a shop, a woman saw him on the premises and gave a description of him to a Policeman who came to the Union and apprehended him. When in custody prisoner acknowledged that the has taken the watches and described the place where he had hid them. He was sent to Ipswich for trial at the Sessions, convicted and sentenced to 7 years Transportation. Has been at school five years in Norwich where he learnt to read and write tolerably well. After that helped his Father at his employment for two years & latterly was employed by a Shoemaker in Norwich who would have taught him the trade gratuitously if he had been steady. Prisoner worked there two months, but did not learn much. After that he could not get any work to do, & fell into idle company.
Feb 14 1845 - Confined 24 hours · Talking & laughing in the Dormitory. July 28 1845 - Whipped - Filthy conduct in cell after repeated admonition. Aug 7 1845 - Whipped 35 stripes - Murmuring & swearing in the Ranks. May 4 1845 - Confined 48 hours - Quarrelling in the Dormitory after being locked up for the night. Sept 17 1847 - Embarked on board the ship “Marion” for Port Phillip.
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Christopher Jackson on 11th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 224
Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 224), date