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Philip Markham

Philip Markham, one of 208 convicts transported on the Lady Harewood, 24 March 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Markham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1880
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent (City of Canterbury) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Harewood
Departure date: 24th March, 1829
Arrival date: 28th July, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 273 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number H011/7, Page Number 10
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

D Wong on 11th March, 2019 wrote:

Philip Markham was listed as 21 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Shotley, Suffolk.

Philip was single, 5’5¾” tall, black hair, black thin whiskers, light blue eyes, pockpitted, fighure of a man between 2 women inside right arm, wart back of right hand, scar near wrist join left arm.

Occupation: Baker/can milk.

1830 Muster: Assigned to H. J. Emmett Esq.
1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Edward Abbott.

25/10/1833: (newspaper date) TOL

17/10/1834: (newspaper date) Free Certificate.

1/12/1835: Colonial Times, Hobart:
George Nation and Philip Markham were charged with stealing a pig, value 20s.__also, 58lbs. of pork, value 20s., the property of Messrs. Dixon and Kerr, of Bush Park, New Norfolk.
Verdict__Guilty of stealing against both prisoners.  Sentence__both to be severally transported for seven years.
2nd charge - found not guilty.

4/10/1843 The Hobart Town Advertiser:
(Excerpt taken from the Launceston Examiner).
Very hard to read - bits missing…
Philip Markham, was a convict at Port Arthur.  He absconded and lived at the back of Russell’s Falls for 6/7 years.  During this period he never spoke to a human being, and, only on one occasion, saw one at a distance.
At last Markham got a little touched in the head, and gave himself up.  His term of transportation was extended three years, and was removed to Port Arthur.

1844: Free Certificate

31/3/1844: Permission to marry Charlotte Stone (Emma Eugenia)

6/4/1845: Charlotte Stone died - Inquest said “Apoplexy” - natural causes.

4/3/1845: Tried QS for sheep stealing- life.
To be sent to Norfolk Island for 4 years.

12/3/1845 Launceston Examiner, Tas:
A man named Philip Markham, a prisoner, was apprehended about 14 months ago, a few miles at the back of Fenton Forest, where he had resided nearly seven years without speaking to any human being. From the peculiarity of the case and the apparent harmlessness of his mode of life for so long a period, he was leniently dealt with, and sentenced to twelve months only at Port Arthur. He became free, returned to his old haunts with a woman and two children, in tending to settle again. However, having been discovered driving sheep away from Mr. Fenton’s flock,he was taken by constable Geary and has been tried and again convicted.

31/3/1849: Permission to marry Charlotte Stone (Emma Eugenia).

16/10/1855: Permission to Marry Anne Joynt (Midlothian).

5/11/1855: Married Anne Joyant, aged 25, at Victoria Church, Victoria Settlement - registered at Hobart. 
Philip was 47, a batchelor and a farmer.
1856: Mary Elizabeth
1858: Malcomne F
1858: Ann
1860: Philip Thomas
1865: Male

3/7/1856: Eligible for the Elector Role in Launceston.

5/1/1889 The Mercury, Hobart:
MARKHAM.__On Christmas Day, at his residence, Hawthorne Vale, Glasier’s Bay, Philip Markham, in the 80th year of his age, late of Chelmsford, Essex, England.

21/5/1893: Anne Joyant/Markham died of Congestion of Liver, aged 64 years, farmer’s wife - Informant: William Grace, son-in-law.
Death registered at Port Cygnet.

Convict Changes History

Dee Newman on 10th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1880 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 11th March, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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