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|PERSONAL DETAILS||Christopher WILKS|
aka Charles WILLIAMS
|Birth date and place||c. 1833 Lambeth, Surrey, England.|
|Baptism date and place||26 Feb 1837 St Mary at Lambeth, Surrey.|
|Civil Census Residences||Regency Place, Lambeth, London (1841).|
8 King Street, Newington, London (1851).
|Occupations pre-WA||Brush Maker.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: dark hazel. Hair: black. Face: round. Build: stout.|
Distinguishing Marks: Anchor right arm. Anchor and heart left arm.
|Marriage date and place||Single on arrival in Western Australian.|
|Death date and place||11 Sep 1907 Old Men’s Home, Claremont, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||12 Sep 1907 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.|
Area: Anglican. Section: BC. Gravesite 007.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#? Private.|
|Attestation date and place||c. 1854.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal. Unproven – not on Medal Roll.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||Desertion (s) to be confirmed.|
|District Courts Martial|
|General Courts Martial|
|Civil or Criminal Court||29 Dec 1856 Southwark Police Court before T B Burcham, Esq.|
|Trial||7 Jan 1857 Central Criminal Court before Mr Justice Willes 7 Jan 1857.|
Click here for Proceedings.
|Crime||17 Dec 1856 Robbery with violence on Charles Hagan and stealing from him a watch and moneys,|
value 15s. his goods and moneys.
|Sentence||Transported for 20 years.|
|Prison and Register #||5 Jan 1857 Newgate Prison, 2 months 11 days.|
17 Mar 1857 Millbank Prison, 20 days (#4248).
6 Apr 1857 Pentonville Prison, 10 months 8 days (#7146).
15 Feb 1858 Portland Prison (#7599).
18 Aug 1858 Convict Ship Edwin Fox, 86 days.
20 Nov 1858 Fremantle Prison (#5201).
|Newspaper Articles UK||The Standard 23 Dec 1856. Morning Chronicle 30 Dec 1856. The Kentish Gazette 30 Dec 1856.|
Staffordshire Advertiser 3 Jan 1857. Lloyds Weekly 4 Jan 1857. The Globe 8 Jan 1857.
John Bull & Britannia 12 Jan 1857.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|WA Convict #||5201.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||7 Jul 1862.|
|WA Certificate of Freedom|
|WA Conditional Pardon||5 Apr 1865.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|