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Joseph Milnthorpe

Joseph Milnthorpe, one of 248 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 June 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Milnthorpe
Aliases: Bonny Joe
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Wool sorter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Assault with intent to rob with ano...
Convicted at: Yorkshire, York Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th June, 1856
Arrival date: 7th September, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 197 (100)
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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Kit on 13th September, 2018 wrote:

1851 Census
John Milthorpe   55 - Spinner Woolen
Elizabeth Milthorpe 54
Joseph Milthorpe 20 - Wool Sorter
Ann Milthorpe 16 - Dress Maker

1854 England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 Transcription
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First name(s) Joseph
Last name Milnthorpe
Occupation Wool Sarter
Age 22
Birth year 1832
Year 1854
Date 12 Jul 1854
Crime Assault
Sentence duration 15
Place Portland
Court York
County -
Source Registers Of Prisoners In The County Prisons Of Wakefield
Series HO23
Piece number 16
Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
Category Institutions & organisations
Subcategory Prison registers
Collections from Great Britain

1854 England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 Transcription
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First name(s) Joseph
Last name Milnthorpe
Occupation -
Age -
Birth year -
Year -
Place -
Court -
Series PCOM2
Source Portland Prison, Dorset: governor’s journals
Piece number 357
Page number 403
Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
Category Institutions & organisations
Subcategory Prison registers
Collections from Great Britain

1854 - Times - see attachment

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1854
about Joseph Milthorpe
Name: Joseph Milthorpe
Date of Trial: 12 Jul 1854
Trial Year: 1854
Location of Trial: Yorkshire - North Riding, England
Sentence: Transportation
Crime: See Image
Date of Execution or Release: See Image

Joseph Milthorpe - Assult with intent to rob together with another and attended with personal violence. - Transportation 15 years

Humphery Sims - Robbery attended with personal violence.  - Transportation 14 years

Convict Ship Runnymede - arrived in Western Australia in 1856
This 720 ton ship was built in Sunderland in 1854. It was employed as a convict transport for Western Australia and left Plymouth, England on June 15, 1856 bound for the Swan River Colony. She carried the seventeenth of 37 shipments of male convicts destined for Western Australia. The voyage took 84 days and the Runnymede arrived in Fremantle on September 7, 1856 with 89 passengers and 248 convicts [Erickson]. William Burrows and Henry Edmonds were the captain and surgeon respectively.
There were no deaths recorded on the convict shipping and description lists and 248 convict numbers were assigned for the voyage ranging from (3983 to 4230).
Of the 89 passengers mentioned above, all 89 were pensioner guards and their families, the number being made up of 30 pensioner guards, 19 wives, 18 sons and 22 daughters.
The comments field gives alternative names attributed to the various convicts, many of which are not only spelling variations, but alternative names used in later life or in subsequent re-convictions. The age quoted seems to refer to the age of the convict when he was taken to trial.

Milnthorpe   Joseph         3998   15y   25 York             12 07 1854 Assault with intent to rob with another with personal violence
aka [Bonny Joe]

Surname Christian Name(s) Reg No Occupation M/S Child Height Hair Eyes Face Complexion Build Reg No Distinguishing Marks
Milnthorpe Joseph 3998 woolsorter S none 5’ 6 3/4” brown dark brown round fresh middling stout 3998 None

Humphery SIMS was Transported on the same ship.
William ELLIS was Transported on the ship also, he said that Joseph MILTHORPE was the instigator of the robbery

Australian Convict Transportation Registers - Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
about Joseph Milnthorpe
Name: Joseph Milnthorpe
Vessel: Runnymede
Convicted Date: 12 Jul 1854
Voyage Date: 11 Jun 1856
Colony: Western Australia
Place of Conviction: Yorkshire, England
Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868
about Joseph (Bonney Joe) Milnthorpe
Name: Joseph (Bonney Joe) Milnthorpe
Age: 1831
Year: 1854
Trial Place: York
State: WA
Status: U
Ship: Runnymede
Occupation: Woolsorter

NAME: Joseph (Bonney Joe) Milnthorpe
AGE: 23
BIRTH YEAR: 1831
ARRIVAL YEAR: 1854
ARRIVAL STATE: Western Australia
TRIAL PLACE: York
STATUS: U
SHIP: Runnymede
OCCUPATION: Woolsorter
Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930
NAME: Joseph Milnthorpe
BIRTH YEAR: 1831
AGE: 25
DATE: 7 Sep 1856
RECORD TYPE: Convict Department
REEL NUMBER: FCN42
REFERENCE NUMBER: ACC 128/40-43

Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930
NAME: Joseph Milnthorpe
BIRTH YEAR: 1834
AGE: 22
DATE: 11 Sep 1856
RECORD TYPE: Convict Department, Registers
REFERENCE NUMBER: ACC 1156/R19


Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930
NAME: Jos Milnthorpe
DATE: 12 Jul 1858
RECORD TYPE: Convict Establishment, Receipts and Discharges
REFERENCE NUMBER: ACC 1156/R&D1-R&D2
Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930
NAME: Jos Milnthorpe
DATE: 13 Jul 1858
RECORD TYPE: Convict Establishment, Receipts and Discharges
REFERENCE NUMBER: ACC 1156/R&D1-R&D2


There are also several newspaper articles relating to the incident.

Convict Changes History

Kit on 13th September, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Bonny Joe, date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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