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- Cullen, John
|PERSONAL DETAILS||John CULLEN (Callon)|
|Birth date and place||c. 1833 St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Upper Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey (1841).|
Gaol & House of Correction, St Helier, Jersey (1851).
|OFFENCES in JERSEY|
|Dates and Details||St Helier, Jersey [Prison Register 1833-1854 (D/AG/B1/1), Jersey Heritage].|
Prisoner #77. Accusation: Theft & attempting to cut his own throat.
Trial: 30 Jun 1849. Sentence: 15 days hard labour. Discharge: 14 Jul 1849.
Prisoner #22. Accusation: Theft.
Trial: 26 Mar 1851. Sentence: 3 months hard labour & whipped in presence of the Viscount. Discharge: 26 Jun 1851.
St Helier, Jersey [Jersey Hospital Admission Register 1849-1855 (D/AN/B11/1), Jersey Heritage].
#325. 18 Jun 1849. Cause of Entry: Soupçonné de Vol (suspicion of theft).
#1217. 7 Jul 1850. Cause of Entry: Soupçon de Vol.
#1253. 23 Jul 1850. Cause of Entry: Vagabondage (vagrancy).
#370. 5 Oct 1850. Cause of Entry: Soupçon de Vol.
#762. 20 Feb 1851. Cause of Entry: Soupçon de Vol.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: sandy. Eyes: hazel. Hair: red.|
Marks: Scar on palm of rt. hand. Scar on wrist. 6 dots on left forearm. Ring on middle finger left hand [Chatham Prison].
Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: light hazel. Hair: sandy. Face: round. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing marks: Cross and flag left arm, 6 blue spots back left hand and wrist, ring second finger left hand, scars right wrist [Fremantle Prison].
|Marriage date and place||Single on arrival in Western Australia. No marriage found.|
|Death date and place||28 Jun 1920 Claremont, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||June 1920 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.|
Roman Catholic Area, Section CB, Gravesite 0010.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2624 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||c. 1854.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||Three Regimental Courts Martial (details unknown) [PCom2-38-3375].|
May have been confused with District Courts Martial below.
|District Courts Martial||Portsmouth [HO86-7-8].|
Trial: 12 Mar 1854. Desertion & Losing Necessaries. Sentenced: 84 days with hard labour and stoppages.
Trial: 3 Mar 1854. Habitual drunkenness. Struck superior officer. Sentenced: 50 lashes, 112 days and stoppages.
Trial 25 Oct 1854. Disobedience of Orders. Sentenced: 168 days with hard labour.
Trial: 28 Jul 1855. Drunk. Violence to superior officer. Sentenced: 50 lashes and stoppages.
Sebastopol [HO86-8-10] (as ‘Callon’).
Trial: 9 Jan 1856. Absent. Disobedience of Orders. Violence. Sentenced: 50 lashes, 168 days with hard labour.
|General Courts Martial||Malta [WO90-3].|
Trial: 29 Jul 1856. Absenting himself without leave; losing or making away with Regimental necessaries; showing violence to his superior officer.
Sentenced: 21 years transportation [PCom2-38-3375.].
|Prison and Register #||1 Aug to 11 Aug 1856 Guardroom Malta Barracks 10 days.|
11 Aug to 25 Aug 1856 On board ship to England 14 days.
25 Aug 1856 to 15 Jul 1857 Millbank Prison #3375 10 months 17 days [PCom2-38-3375].
15 Jul 1857 to Sep 1857 Chatham Prison #1171 [[PCom2-1-1171].
4-23 Sep 1857 to 1 Jan 1858 Convict Ship Nile 100 days passage (via Bahia, Brazil) from Plymouth.
1 Jan 1858 Fremantle Prison #4648.
|Chelsea Pension Reference||Not eligible.|
Parchment Certificate issued 11 Oct 1856 in Millbank Prison.
|Post Discharge Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.|
|WA Convict #||4648.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||30 Mar 1860 Swan.|
|WA Certificate of Freedom||–|
|WA Conditional Pardon||18 Nov 1867 Perth.|
|Dates and Details|
|8 Dec 1860. Drunkenness, Fremantle. Three months.|
Date unknown. Police Court 16-31 Dec 1861. Fighting in Hay Street. Charge deferred. [Perth Gazette 24 Jan 1862].
Date unknown. Police Court 16-31 Dec 1861. Absent from work without permission. One month. [Perth Gazette 24 Jan 1862].
7 Jan 1862. Fighting and Breach of Control, Perth. One month.
24 Feb 1862. Drunk & Resisting Police, Perth. One month.
30 Jan 1868. Obtaining goods by false pretences, Bunbury. Supreme Court 1 Apr 1868. Nine months with hard labour. Discharged 22 Dec 1868 with ten days remitted by H.E. the Governor. Local Prisoner #1753. [Acc 1156-V16]. See Newspaper Articles below.
|Convict Establishment||There are numerous records pertaining to John Cullen including Ship’s Register, Character Book, Petitions, Prison Receipts and Discharges, Tickets of Leave, Medical etc.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 3 Apr 1868.|
The Herald 4 Apr 1868.
Inquirer and Commercial News 8 Apr 1868.