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Frederick Williscroft, one of 250 convicts transported on the Ratcliffe, 25 July 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||5th December, 1831
|Date of Death:
||6th January, 1899
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 326
||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 11th December, 2013 wrote:
Frederick Williscroft was one of 3 brothers transported for stealing 2 rabbits and a pair of boots. Joseph was 14 and a shoemaker and Henry was 13 and a nail cutter. They were Parkhurst Boys.
Frederick, Joseph and Henry were the sons of Joseph and Mary Ann Williscroft.
They were 3 destitute brothers who had been “Living by their wits”. When convicted the court, taking into consideration their destitute condition, sentenced then to 7 years transportation, with a view of making future provision for them.
Frederick was 12 years old when convicted and 15 years old on arrival in VDL.
Frederick was 4’9” tall could read and write a little, had been retrained at Parkhurst Prison as a tailor, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes and his native place was Birmingham.
Received a TOL almost immediately.
November 1851: Was again transported (but stayed in VDL) for pocket picking.
15/9/1859: Free Certificate.
1861: LStlill living in Hobart and employed as a tailor and lived at 5 Watchorn Street.
1862: Married Mary Ann O’Keeffe in Braidwood NSW. They had 6 or 7 children, I found 6.
1865: Was a Sawyer at Langley’s lane, Sydney.
1878: Living in Rushcutter’s Bay
1879: had moved to Paddington and was running the Waratah Hotel in William Street.
6/1/1899: Frederick died at Parramatta and is buried at the Rookwood Cemetery, NSW.
Ken Jurotte on 21st July, 2015 wrote:
Frederick’s daughter Helen Eliza Williscroft married Joseph Simpson. Their daughter Ellen Ann Simpson married Bernard Issac Jurotte at St Marys Cathedral in Sydney on 1 March, 1924.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th December, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 5th December, 1831, date of death 6th January, 1899, gender, occupation, crime