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Elias Warhurst, one of 176 convicts transported on the America, 04 April 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 28
||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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D Wong on 23rd February, 2020 wrote:
Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England
5 Sep 1828
CHESHIRE GREAT SESSIONS
Elias Warhurst, aged 28, was indicted for entering the dwelling-house of Air. Joshua Pott, of Stockport, and stealing therein a pair of sheets, and other articles.
___On the night of the 11th Feb. at 8 o’clock in the evening, the wife of the prosecutor left the house, and locked the door, for the purpose of making preparations for the funeral of an infant which lay dead in the house, and during her absence the prisoner broke into the house, stole numerous articles of apparel, and actually carried away the sheet which covered the dead body of the infant. Various articles, part of those stolen, were produced by Booth, the police officer, which were identified by Mrs. Pott.___The prisoner said, “his wife made the things herself.“___The court observed, that a complete “breaking and entering” had been established, which was sufficient to constitute a felony, if nothing had been taken away.___The lapse of time from the stealing of the articles and their being found in the prisoner’s possession, upwards of four months, the court was of opinion was in his favour, and recommended the jury to consider this circumstance. A verdict of not guilty was returned.___The prisoner was then tried on a second indictment, for entering the dwelling-house of Wm. Torkington, of Stockport, during the night of the 9th March, and stealing therein wearing apparel, &c.
___The property was found in Warhurst’s house on the 1st June, which he said were purchased by, and others given to, his wife.__The learned Judge recommended the jury, if they did not find the prisoner guilty of the burglary, to do so on the residue of the indictment.___
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty of the burglary, but guilty of stealing in the dwelling-house___
Elias Warhurst was listed as 29 years old on arrival. Birth dates of 1789, 1799, and 1800 listed.
Native Place: Derbyshire.
Occupation: Shoemaker perfect.
Elias was literate, protestant, married with 5 children, 5’7” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar under left jaw, perpendicular scar on forehead centre part.
Assigned to the Hyde Park Barracks.
5/1/1841: Ticket of Leave, Lane Cove.
18/7/1845: TOL renewed.
1/3/1848: Conditional Pardon
No further mention found of Elias.
NSW BDM and VIC BDM’s - no mention.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 23rd February, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime