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Christopher Marsh

Christopher Marsh, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 27 September 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Marsh
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 11th November, 1867
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 27th September, 1836
Arrival date: 7th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 386
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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D Wong on 8th September, 2019 wrote:

York Herald Yorkshire, England
5 Mar 1836:

STEALING FROM THE PERSON AT LEEDS. CHRISTOPHER MARSH (2I), JOSEPH MARSH (23), GEORGE HAINSWORTH (29), & JOSEPH JACQUES (18), were charged with having stolen from the person of Wm. Lister, at Leeds, ten shillings in silver, a tobacco box, one comb, and a key…....
His Lordship, in summing up, pointed out the evidence which appeared to him to be very strong against all the prisoners, but Jacques, against whom it was very slight, he having never been seen in company with the other prisoners___Te three former prisoners were found Guilty, and Jacques, Not Guilty.____In ordering judgment of death to be recorded against the prisoners, his Lordship observed that it appeared that Christopher Marsh and Hainsworth had been before convicted of felony : in their cases he sould recommend their lives should be spared, on the conidtion that they would be transported for life.  With respect to the prisoner Joseph Marsh, he should recommend that he be transported for a less period.

All were on board.

Christopher Marsh was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Yorkshire.

Occupation: Cloth dresser.

Brother of Joseph Marsh also on board.

Christopher was literate, protestant, married, no children listed, 5’3½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, horizontal csar centre of forehead, anchor on upper, CMJMSML, mermaid, half moon, seven stars and sun lower right arm, anchor on upper, sun and figure of a man imperfect inside lower left arm, CM back of lef and, ring third finger of same.

1842: TOL, Yass.

5/11/1844 The Australian, Sydney:
Burglars apprehended. — The two
men who broke into Mr. Peisley’s harness
room on his premises in Goulburn-street,
and stole a quantity of wearing apparel from a box, belonging to Christopher Marsh, Mr. Peisley’s servant was apprehended in a public-house drinking on Saturday night, with two of the stolen shirts on their persons. The latter was formerly in Mr. Peisley’s service with the prosecutor, and is therefore well acquainted with the premises.

1/12/1851: CP.

1862: There is a marriage listed on the NSW BDM for Christopher Marsh and Ellen Almond, married in Sydney. No children listed.

11/11/1867: Christopher Marsh died at Newtown, NSW.

21/12/1867 Sydney Morning Herald:
MARSH—November 11th, at his residence, Camperdown Road, Mr. Christopher Marsh, late of Rose Bay, after a long and
painful illness, leaving an affectionate wife to mourn her irreparable loss. His end was peace.
Yorkshire and Leeds papers please copy.

6/8/1870 Sydney Morning Herald:
On the 28th January, 1869, at his residence, 41, Burton-street,
South Head Road, by the Right Rev. Dr. Bailey, Bishop of the Free Church of England, Mr. JOHN SELL, of Ashfield, to ELLEN, widow of the late Mr. CHRISTOPHER MARSH, of Bourke-street.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th November, 1867 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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