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Paul Walker

Paul Walker, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Paul Walker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Stockman
Date of Death: 14th April, 1861
Age: 61 years

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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 142
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

Lyn on 17th February, 2019 wrote:

When he arrived his occupation was described as ‘drover’. He was assigned to Joseph Onus of Richmond on the Hawkesbury. Eventually became a squatter on his lease named the ” Vale of Sighs” situated on the Liverpool Plains in the Boggabri district.

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 wrote:

Paul Walker, of Spalding, was 28 years old when convicted of ‘Stealing 2 wether sheep, the property of Francis Green of Tilney, Norfolk, farmer.

Parents: John and Eliza.

Paul was 29 years old on arrival, he was illiterate, married with 4 children, 5’4½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown to grey hair, dark hazel eyes, second toes of both feet area red.

Occupation: Sheep drover, milks and reaps.

1839: TOL Windsor
14/6/1839: TOL Passport Singleton Bench.
30/6/1840: TOL Passport Patrick’s Plains Bench.

15/10/1841: TOL Passport Patrick’s Plains Bench.

1843: Had a child Jane Mary Walker, with Margaret Murphy.  Margaret was a bounty emigrant who arrived in 1841.  No marriage registered.

14/2/1845: TOL Passport singleton Bench.

1846: Recommended for a CP

1/2/1847: TOL Passport

30/7/1847: CP.

11/12/1847: Maitland - Unclaimed letter held General Post Office, Sydney for the month of November.

29/5/1852: Namoi River - Notice re cattle running on the Namoi.

5/3/1853: Namoi river - Offering reward for return of missing horses.

1861: Paul Walker died at his property ‘The Vale of Sighs’ near Boggabri.

Daughter Jane married Sydney Powell in 1861 and lived with Margaret at the Vale of Sighs, Margaret died 12/1/1884.

Convict Changes History

Lyn on 17th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th April, 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000)

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