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PERSONAL DETAILS James LITHGOW
Name variations: Lithgoe, Lithgo, Lythgoe.
Birth date and place February 1832 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place 19 Jun 1832 St Peters, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Civil Census Residences House of Correction & County Gaol, Kirkdale, Lancashire (1851).
See Newspapers UK below.
Occupations pre-WA Sawyer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown. Face: full. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing Marks: A.B., figure of a woman right arm, crucifix left arm, cut left eyebrow.
Marriage date and place Single.
Spouse None.
Children None.
Death date and place 15 Nov 1909 Old Men’s Home, Claremont, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: heart disease.
Burial date and place November 1909 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Anglican. Section CC. Gravesite 0139.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries None.
Newspaper Articles UK Manchester Courier 15 Mar 1851.
Liverpool Mercury 4 Apr 1851.
Liverpool Mail 5 Apr 1851.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment.  21 May 1854 at Malta transferred to
47th (The Lancashire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3125 (14th). #3244 (47th)  Private.
Attestation date and place 13 May 1853 Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann. Turkish Crimea Medal ?
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial
[Glenn Fisher]
14th Regiment:
Confined to Guard Room for 12 days from 11 to 22 Sep 1853. District Military Prison 23 to 30 Sep 1853. Forfeited two days pay.
Confined to Guard Room. District Military Prison 50 days 1 Oct to 19 Nov 1853. Forfeited one days pay.
47th Regiment:
Absent without leave 4 to 5 Jun 1854.
Tried 6 Oct 1854 for being drunk and disorderly. Sentenced 50 lashes.
General Courts Martial
[WO90-3 1851-1865. AJCP Reel 2724]
29 Nov 1854 Sevastopol for Theft. Sentence: 50 lashes, 25 lashes remitted, forfeit pay and pension.
7 May 1856 Sevastopol for Deserting to the enemy on 11 Dec 1854. Sentence: Transportation for Life.
Prisons and Register # Sevastopol Guard Room, 1 month.
Balaclava, 1 month 14 days.
On board ship 1 month 26 days.
30 Jun 1856 Millbank Prison (#2932).  Parchment Certificate issued 23 Jul 1856.
6 May 1857 Chatham Prison (#963).
23 Sep 1857 Convict Ship Nile, 100 days.
1 Jan 1858 Fremantle Prison (#4641).
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Sawyer.
Orderly, Mt Eliza Depot.
Convict # 4641.
Ticket of Leave 23 Jul 1859.
Certificate of Freedom
Conditional Pardon 7 Jul 1873 Newcastle (later Toodyay).
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles WA Inquirer & Commercial News 20 Jul 1859.
Perth Gazette 4 Apr 1862, 3 Oct 1862, 10 Mar 1871, 27 Mar 1874.
Western Australian Times 27 Oct 1874.
Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Aug 1898.
Departure from WA Not applicable.