PERSONAL DETAILS John FARTHY
Birth date and place c. 1833 Ireland (tentative).
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: light blue. Hair: dark brown. Face: full. Build: very stout.
Distinguishing marks: D on left side.
Marriage date and place (1) 9 Jun 1880 Christ Church, North Adelaide, South Australia.
(2) 5 Sep 1885 St Augustine Church, Port Augusta, South Australia.
Spouse (1) Sarah SUMMERS (widow of George EVENS).
(2) Ann Louisa NEWTON (widow of Mr MARONSEN).
Children None.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3467 Private.
Attestation date and place c. 1854.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Canada.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial One conviction, details unknown [PCom2-40-5902].
District Courts Martial Camp Sebastopol [HO86-007].
Trial: 15 Dec 1854. Disobedience & Insubordination.
Sentenced: 50 lashes, 25 remitted.
General Courts Martial Kingston CW (Canada West) [WO90-3].
Trial: 30 Jun 1857. Desertion. Losing necessaries (making away with certain articles of his Regimental clothing etc.) [PCom2-40-5902].
Sentenced: Four years penal servitude. Branded D.
Prison and Register # 30 Jun 1857 Kingston Penitentiary, 4 months.
18 Oct to 5 Nov 1857 on board ship Valean (?) to England, 18 days.
5 Nov 1857 to 19 Oct 1858 Millbank Prison #5902, 11 months 14 days.
19 Oct 1858 to 20 May 1859 Portland Prison #8462, 7 months.
20 May 1859 to 19 Aug 1859 Convict Ship Sultana, 82 days passage from Plymouth.
19 Aug 1859 Fremantle Prison #5450.
Chelsea Pension Reference Not eligible.
Parchment Certificate issued 13 Nov 1857 in Millbank Prison.
Post Discharge Residence Western Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Sultana.
Departure and Arrival 29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Stonemason (1880 South Australia).
WA Convict # 5450.
OFFENCES
Dates and Details
[Acc 128-38/39]
7 Apr 1860: Threatening life of policeman, Bunbury. 6 months.
22 Sep 1860: Foods under false pretences, York. 1 month.
WA Ticket of Leave 15 Feb 1860.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Mar 1862.
SA Weekly Chronicle 29 Mar 1862.
Departure from WA Dep. 8 Mar 1862; Arr. 25 Mar 1862 aboard Strathallen to Adelaide, SA.