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- Marsh, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James MARSH|
|Birth date and place||c. 1827|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Occupations pre-WA||Farm labourer.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: pale. Hair: light brown. Eyes: grey. Face: oval. Build: middling stout.|
Distinguishing marks: D on left side.
|Marriage date and place||Single on arrival in Western Australia. No marriage found.|
|Death date and place||30 Dec 1861 Fremantle Convict Establishment Hospital, Western Australia.|
Admitted to hospital 7 Sep 1861.
Cause of death: Consumption. Post mortem examination revealed hard tubercle scattered throughout the right lung so as completely to solidify it. Per Dr G C Attfield, Medical Officer, Convict Establishment [Acc 1156-M19].
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2097 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||Before 1851.|
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
|Musters||1851 Q1 Ashton Under Lyne & Limerick [WO12-7282].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||Two convictions, details unknown.|
|District Courts Martial||Six convictions; some records not available.|
Limerick, Ireland [WO86-006-212].
Trial: 13 Mar 1851. Theft. Sentence: 50 Lashes.
Limerick, Ireland [WO86-006-270].
Trial: 23 Sep 1851. Absent without leave. Sentence: 168 days Hard Labour. Stoppages.
Dublin, Ireland [WO86-007-102].
Trial: 15 Oct 1853. Absent. Losing Necessaries. Sentence: 168 days Hard Labour. Stoppages.
Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO856-008-207].
Trial: 6 Sep 1856. Desertion. Losing Necessaries. Sentence: 160 days Har Labour. Branded D.
|General Courts Martial||Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO90-3-43].|
Trial: 16 Apr 1857. Desertion. Losing Necessaries.
Sentenced: Eight years penal servitude.
|Prison and Register #||16 Apr 1857 Guard Room, Halifax Barracks, Nova Scotia 16 days.|
On board ship to England 22 days; Woolwich 12 days.
3 Jun to 19 Jun 1857 Millbank Prison #4993 16 days.
19 Jun 1857 to 25 Mar 1858 Pentonville Prison #7504 9 months 5 days.
25 Mar to 16 Aug 1858 Portsmouth Prison #5005 (including Public Works) 4 months 23 days.
16 Aug to 20 Nov 1858 Convict ship Edwin Fox 86 days passage from Portsmouth.
20 Nov 1858 Fremantle Prison #5166.
|Chelsea Pension Reference||Not eligible.|
Parchment Certificate issued 4 Jun 1857 in Millbank Prison.
|Post Discharge Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|WA Convict #||5166.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||5 Aug 1861.|
|WA Certificate of Freedom||–|
|WA Conditional Pardon||–|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|