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Arthur Melburn

Arthur Melburn, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Arthur Melburn
Aliases: Arthur Melbin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 12th January, 1899
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 15 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Lancashire. Assizes Liverpool
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Clara
Departure date: 19th March, 1857
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1857
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 214
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

Anonymous on 13th May, 2011 wrote:

Married Kate (Catherine) GRADY (aka O’GRADY) at Northam, Western Australia.
From marriage certificate:
When and where married: April 27 1864 in the church in Northam
Name and Surname: Arthur Melben, Catherine Grady
Under 21: Arthur - above; Catherine - under
Condition: Arthur - bachelor; Catherine - spinster
Rank or profession: Arthur - shepherd; Catherine - domestic servant
Residence at time of marriage: Both - Mumbekine, Northam
Father: Arthur - Arthur Melben - sailor; Catherine - John Grady - labourer
"Married at Northam according to the rites and ceremonies of the Established Church of England and Ireland. Signed Charles Clay"
Arthur signed his name; Catherine made her mark. When Arthur signed, the surname looks like Mallbon or Mellbon or Mellban.
Witnesses: Richard Dudley (signed his name) and the mark of Sarah Dudley.
Fourteen (14) children born between 1865-1889 including my gg grandfather Arthur Robert (Bob) MELBIN born 1873.
Arthur died 12th Jan 1899 after a terrible accident.
Kate married Henry Thomas BLAKE in 1911. She died 26th Sep 1927 but is buried with first husband Arthur in Northam Cemetery.
Contact: rangc54@hotmail.com

Convict Changes History

Colleen on 30th January, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of death 12th January, 1899, gender, occupation, crime

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