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.
Spouse
Children
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
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2097 Private.
Attestation date and place Before 1851.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Musters 1851 Q1 Ashton Under Lyne & Limerick [WO12-7282].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
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
Ship Edwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival  26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Labourer.
WA Convict # 5166.
WA Ticket of Leave 5 Aug 1861.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon
Misc. Newspaper Articles