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Joseph Ratcliffe, one of 212 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 30 April 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 52 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 441 (223)
||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.