Convict Register Details

Midwest WA Heritage Convict Register Details

Convict Registry ID:2284

BIRTH/DEATH1826 Congleton, Cheshire – 20.05.1889 Darby’s Gully Glenfield, near Geraldton, bur Urch St Cemetery Geraldton
BRITISH DATAs/o Egerton WHITEHURST and Anne nee BUCKLEY; marr Susannah HARDING (b.1826) 15.09.1844 Mow Cop Staffordshire, child - Ann WHITEHURST: b.1844; servant, C/E
CONVICTIONCheshire 03.01.1849, charged with larceny, (acquitted), second and third offences of larceny from Robert Sheldon employer - false pretences, 7yrs
5ft 9ins, light brown hair, grey eyes, long visage, fair complexion, healthy appearance
ARRIVALFremantle – Minden 14.10.1851 from the hulk Justicia moored at Woolwich
CERTIFICATESTL14.10.1851 Perth, on day of arrival, 2TL01.08.1853 CE restored, CP31.12.1853, Jul 1860 Champion Bay
1851/1853 worked for self; 30.04.1853 (SO² p136) CE to join the Canning road party; 13.07.1853 (SO3 p8) CE, Mrs Whitehurst permitted to see her husband for 30 minutes; Aug 1853 Guildford, to work for himself; Jul 1860 Champion Bay notified of CF; 1860s ‘Wye Farm’, Dongara, lab, farmer & ‘Wooree’, Geraldton; 1865/1868/1869 employed 3 TL men, blacksmith, Jun 1871 Victoria District, applied to lease 100 acres of T Class Crown Land; 1871 - Geraldton Council approval to cart limestone from Bluff Point quarry to the west end of Geraldton town site; teamster in the Murchison District
FAMILYMarr – Ellen Sarah DAVIES/DAVIS, (1827 - 1899, she arrived 26.03.1852 per Mary, to work as a domestic servant)
Children: Emily Amelia WHITEHURST: bap1854 Guildford; Ann Elizabeth WHITEHURST: b.01.08.1854 Guildford, marr Alexander JOHNSON 1874; Robert Charles WHITEHURST: bap 26.05.1856 Perth - 24.05.1913 Perth, marr Hannah Augustine O’MALLEY (1868 - 1945) 1890 Geraldton; Charles Eddington WHITEHURST: 30.01.1858 Port Gregory - 12.12.1895 Carnarvon, aged 35yrs; Ellen Sarah WHITEHURST: 1860 Northampton - 1932, marr Thomas SPEEDY 1876 Greenough; Emmanuel WHITEHURST: 30.01.1862 Greenough Flats - 01.01.1953 Geraldton, marr Ann BLAYNEY 1887 Geraldton; John WHITEHURST: died 26.03.1864 Greenough Glats,aged7 days; Mary Ann WHITEHURST: 1865 Walkaway – 11.01.1872 Irwin River, accidently shot; James Davis (James John) WHITEHURST: 03.06.1868 Greenough - 18.03.1942 Mullewa, marr1. Elizabeth SHERWIN 16.04.1890 Geraldton, marr 2. Margaret RUSSELL 04.08.1908 - lived Chapman Valley near Fig Tree Bridge
WA CONVICTIONS18 Jan 1853 (SO² p91) CE, sentenced 6m
¹28 Jan 1853 (SO² p102) stealing a horse rug, 6m, CE, after appeal, received suspension of TL for three months for falsehoods stated in his appeal and his sentence to be served
Dec 1871 Dongara, being in unauthorised Crown Lands about 7 miles from Dongara during the month of November, cautioned, discharged
Apr 1872 Dongara, neglecting to register the death of his child Mary Ann, cautioned, to pay costs
*Jun 1879 (p106, p109, p148) Geraldton, as Charles WHITEHOUSE, stealing a wheel, belonging to a reaping machine, property of John Morrissey, 2m
REFERENCESSROWA – Convict Register Acc 1156 R21B; Convict Description Register Acc 128/41; ¹Convict Related Letters Acc 488/31 letters 43 & 65; ²Convict Related Letters Acc 488/31 Letters 433 & 523; Superintendent’s Orders SO2/SO3; Police Charge Book Dongara Cons417/ 21 1871 Entry 131, 1872 Entry 39; Western Australian Genealogical Society, Convict Links, Vol 15, No3, July 2001; McDonnell, P.A.: Chapman Valley Pioneers, Part 1-18; WA Government Gazette 1871/23 p115; Erickson, Rica: The Bride Ships, p178; Midwest of Western Australia Pre – 1901 Pioneer Family Register, p167 - 168; Greenough Death Register 1864 - 1895, 1864 Entry 1; Maley’s Mill & Store Records courtesy Greenough Museum & Gardens; Perth Police Court TL Register Acc 1386/1 p144
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