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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips, one of 249 convicts transported on the Joseph Somes, 02 June 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mark Phillips
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Cordwainer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Somerset, Bath Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Joseph Somes
Departure date: 2nd June, 1847
Arrival date: 24th September, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 188 Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844
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

Christopher Jackson on 11th October, 2018 wrote:

Aged 16.
Father Henry Phillip, Shoemaker, 4 Train St., Bath.
Parents both living in Bath, Father is a Journeyman in constant work, earns 14/- a week. Mother binds shoes. Prisoner has 7 Brothers and 3 sisters, he is the youngest but one, he attended the National School Bath for 6 months, learnt but very little there. After he left School worked with his father at Shoemaking. Was first in Prison for stealing Apples in 1840, was imprisoned one Calendar month. Was apprehended 1843 on suspicion of stealing a Watch - was acquitted again, taken up in June 1844 for stealing Lead, tried at the Bath Sessions, convicted and sentenced to 10 years Transportation
Feb 3 1845 - Confined 3 days - Absent from his work unnecessarily & disrespectful when reproved forunneceApril 17 1845 - Confined 3 days - Talking in Dormitory after locking up. July 29 1845 - Confined 3 days - Idle & disorderly at land labour.
May 25 1847. Embarked on board the ship “Joseph Somes” for Port Phillip.

Convict Changes History

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 188 Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 188), date

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