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William Welham, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Essex. Adjourned General Quarter Sessions Chelmsford
2nd February, 1855
23rd May, 1855
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 224 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 106
||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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Andrea Fitzgerald on 17th March, 2013 wrote:
Pardoned 25th Aug 1860.
Married 13th Aug 1858, Perth WA to Catherine Moore in the Catholic Church, Perth. William was a widower. Occupation given as shoemaker. Father’s name Samuel Welham. William & Cahterine made their marks on the marriage cert. Witness was Mary Moore.
William and Catherine had one child, Anna Maria Welham, born 1860, Perth WA. William’s occupation listed as Labourer on Anna’s birth cert.
William and Catherine estranged by 1865 when Catherine bore a son, Frederick, to Henry Fish. Cahterine and Henry married in Perth (probably bigamously)in 1868. William was still alive in 1881 in Geraldton, WA when he was charged with, and acquitted of,stealing a sheep. Not details of his death are known.
D Wong on 20th March, 2013 wrote:
William was illiterate and protestant
1858: Listed as working for himself.
1863-1872: Living in Toodyay, then Narratarra near Champion Bay near Geraldton in the late 70’s.
William was also listed as a Diver, Labourer, and Shoemaker.
Convict Changes History
Andrea Fitzgerald on 17th March, 2013 made the following changes:
D Wong on 20th March, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1826, occupation, crime