Sullivan, Joseph

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Birth date and placec. 1825 Tipperary, Ireland [deduced, not verified, PCom2-40].
Baptism date and place 
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: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 placeSingle.
Death date and place20 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 placeApril 1887 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 21 Apr 1887 p.3.
Regiment(s)9th (East Norfolk) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3604.
Attestation date and placebefore 1851 [deduced].
Crimea from November 1854.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Regimental Courts MartialNone known.
District Courts MartialNone known.
General Courts MartialKingston 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 ReferenceNot eligible.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
Departure and Arrival29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Public Works.
WA Convict #Fremantle Prison #5558.
Dates and Details11 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 Leave16 Feb 1860.
WA Conditional PardonEligible 16 Feb 1861.
WA ExpireeJune 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 Crimea and Turkish Medals and Sebastopol Clasp

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.

Millbank Prison Record [Click to Enlarge]