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Joseph Ratcliffe

Joseph Ratcliffe, one of 212 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 30 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Ratcliffe
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 30th April, 1852
Arrival date: 1st August, 1852
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 441 (223)
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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Anonymous on 30th August, 2012 wrote:

Convicted of the murder of Constable James Bright of the Ashton-under-Lyne police.  Constable Bright was stabbed through the thigh with a pike and then shot in the chest during riots by Chartists in Ashton-under-Lyne on 14th August 1848.  Sentenced to death, but this was later commuted to life imprisonment and he was transported to Australia. Constable Bright is commemorated on the Roll of Honour of offucers who have died on duty at the Greater Manchester Police Museum, Newton Street, Manchester, UK.

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