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- Sullivan, Joseph
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph SULLIVAN|
|Birth date and place||c. 1825 Tipperary, Ireland [deduced, not verified, PCom2-40].|
|Baptism date and place|
|Physical Description||Height:5 ft. 5¾ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown. Face: round. Build: stout.|
Distinguishing marks: Letter D on left side; scar on forehead; scar on eyebrow [Acc.1156-4].
|Marriage date and place||Single.|
|Death date and place||20 Apr 1887 Mt Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia|
Admitted to Old Men’s Depot 19 Jul 1878.
Cause of Death: Senile decay and chronic asthma.
|Burial date and place||April 1887 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 21 Apr 1887 p.3.|
|Regiment(s)||9th (East Norfolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3604.|
|Attestation date and place||before 1851 [deduced].|
Crimea from November 1854.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None known.|
|District Courts Martial||None known.|
|General Courts Martial||Kingston CW (Canada West) [WO90-3-45].|
Trial: 12 Jun 1857. Desertion.
Sentence: Four years penal servitude.
|Prison and Register #||Kingston Penitentiary 4 months 27 days [PCom2-40]|
On Board Ship Vulcan 18 days.
Millbank Prison 5 Nov 1857 7 months 22 days. Parchment Certificate issued and received 13 Nov 1857.
Portsmouth Prison 30 Jun 1858 10 months 19 days [PCom2-108-41].
Sultana convict ship May 1859 embarkation. 82 days passage.
|Chelsea Pension Reference||Not eligible.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|WA Convict #||Fremantle Prison #5558.|
|Dates and Details||11 Jan 1873: Charged with refusing to work in the poorhouse. Discharged with a caution [The Express 16 Jan 1873].|
15 Sep 1875: Charged with an indecent assault upon Mary Ann Murphy aged 11 years. Sentenced to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour [Western Australian Times 7 Jan 1876]. OR Sentenced to 3 years penal servitude [Inquirer and Commercial News 12 Jan 1876].
31 May 1878: Charged at York with being drunk. Sentence: fined 5s. or one week’s imprisonment [Eastern Chronicle 8 Jun 1878].
|WA Ticket of Leave||16 Feb 1860.|
|WA Conditional Pardon||Eligible 16 Feb 1861.|
|WA Expiree||June 1861.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles in which several|
men named Joseph Sullivan appeared and
were concurrently in the Colony.
|Joseph Sullivan indistinguishable|
Enrolled Pensioner formerly East India Company arrived Clara 1857 died June 1884.
Enrolled Pensioner formerly 19th Regiment arrived York 1862.
Refusing to work in the Poorhouse (Jan 1873).
Indecent assault on 11-year-old girl (Sep 1875). Differing newspaper accounts of sentence.
Charged by policeman in York for being drunk – fined and imprisoned (May 1878).
Tailor engaged from England in Court re employer Thomas Henderson (Sep and Nov 1884).
Appointed Clerk in General Post Office Perth (Dec 1886).
Shipping arrival from Champion Bay (Feb 1887).
Sullivan’s Millbank Prison record indicates that he was visited by his brother Humphry Allyfield of County Tipperary. No record can be found of a Humphry Allyfield in extant records, but nonetheless it has been deduced, but not verified, that Joseph Sullivan was born in Tipperary, Ireland.