PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph MURPHY
Birth date and placec. 1832 Ireland.
Note: Father, Thomas Murphy residing in Johns Lane, Dublin c. 1855/56.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown. Face: oval. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing marks: M.B. and flowers left arm, ring third finger left hand.
Marriage date and placeSingle on arrival in Western Australia. No marriage found in WA.
Spouse
Children
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers.
Regiment No. and Rank#??71 Private.
Attestation date and place
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts MartialOne conviction for drunkenness.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialCamp before Sebastopol [WO93-3-24].
Trial: 18 Aug 1855. Desertion. Insubordination. Mutinous Language.
Sentenced: 14 years transportation.
Prison and Register #Camp before Sebastopol and
On board ship to England 1 month 28 days.
6 Oct 1855 to 7 Jun 1856 Millbank Prison #1499 8 months .
7 Jun 1856 to March 1857 Portland Prison #6144.
19 Mar 1857 to 3 Jul 1857 on board convict ship Clara 106 days passage from London.
3 Jul 1857 Fremantle Prison #4271.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNot eligible.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipClara.
Departure and Arrival19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationConvict.
20 Nov 1857 Public Works, Mt Eliza Convict Depot [Acc 1156-R19].
30 Apr 1859 employed by Bishop Salvado, Toodyay [Acc 1156-R6].
Jun 1860 working on own account as Tailor [Acc 1156-R6].
WA Convict #4271.
OFFENCES
Dates and Details
[Acc 1156-R6]  See sidebar.
5 Nov 1859 Out after hours. Fined.
12 Jan 1860 Drunkenness. Fine 5 shillings.
WA Ticket of Leave18 Mar 1859.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon13 Jul 1861.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WALeft for Melbourne 5 Apr 1872 vessel unknown [Erickson (Bond p. 398)].