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Joseph Walsham

Joseph Walsham, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Walsham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th October, 1817
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 28th September, 1903
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Lincoln, Spilsby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 148
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

Annette Batchelor on 13th April, 2017 wrote:

Married Fanny Carson in Melbourne 06/08/1850
Joseph died in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Jillian Brewer on 6th February, 2022 wrote:

Joseph Walsham disembarked the Thomas Arbuthnot and took up employment as a ploughman with John Brock, a pastoralist from Mt Macedon.  He married Frances Carson in Melbourne in 1850 and the couple had a large family. They moved to New Zealand in the 1860s.  Joseph Walsham died in Dunedin in 1903.

Convict Changes History

Annette Batchelor on 13th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 19th September, 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Jillian Brewer on 6th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 30th October, 1817 (prev. 0000), occupation

Jillian Brewer on 6th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of death: 28th September, 1903 (prev. 19th September, 1903)

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