Marsh, James

Birth date and placec. 1827
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WAFarm labourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 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 placeSingle on arrival in Western Australia. No marriage found.
Death date and place30 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 placeBefore 1851.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Musters1851 Q1 Ashton Under Lyne & Limerick [WO12-7282].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Regimental Courts MartialTwo convictions, details unknown.
District Courts MartialSix 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 MartialHalifax, 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 ReferenceNot eligible.
Parchment Certificate issued 4 Jun 1857 in Millbank Prison.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ShipEdwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
WA Convict #5166.
WA Ticket of Leave5 Aug 1861.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon
Misc. Newspaper Articles