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Christopher Welsh

Christopher Welsh, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Welsh
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Chimney sweep
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Assault
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 442
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

D Wong on 7th December, 2013 wrote:

Christopher Welsh was 26 years old when convicted of “Assault with a lethal weapon to the danger of life at High St., Paisley”.  The victim was Agnes McQuade, the wife of the accused.

1839: TOL, St. Vincent.
4/6/1841: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808, gender, occupation, crime

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