Convicts to Australia Home Page Convicts to Australia
A Guide to Researching Your Convict Ancestors

Another Perth DPS Project www.convictcentral.com

Search These Lists Online

All the Convict Ships

NSW Convict Women

Convict Tales

All the WA Convicts

WA Pensioner Guards

Parkhurst Boys
 
Home | Research Guide | Gangs | Censuses & Musters | Serendipity | Links | Bibliography | Glossary | Claytons Convicts | Quiz | Project

Search by Name or Ship        

 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Thomas Arbuthnot - arrived in VIC in 1847 SOURCES

The 621 ton ship 'Thomas Arbuthnot' was under the command of Captain John Thomson and was said to have begun her voyage at Portsmouth/Portland on January 10, 1847. She then travelled to the Isle of Wight where she took on 89 Parkhurst boys. She left there on January 11, 1847 and set out for the Port Phillip Settlement (Victoria).

She was said to have arrived in Melbourne, Victoria on May 4, 1847. The Parkhurst boys were among the 288 male convicts/exiles who were sentenced to transportion and were discharged in Williamstown on the day they arrived.

Ian Nicholson's 'Log of Logs' indicates that the surgeon's medical journal for 1846-7 is preserved in the Public Record Office in England and is on the 'Australian Joint Copying Project' film no. 3211.

The boys were listed in Paul Buddee's book, 'Fate of the Artful Dodger' and his research notes which were deposited in the Battye Library, Perth, some time later. His work has been expanded upon with information from other sources such as prison and Home Office records. Much of that information was also compiled and published by Keith Clarke in 1999 in his book, 'Convicts of the Port Phillip District'.

The 89 'expiree' boys who were transported on the 'Thomas Arbuthnot' are transcribed below.



* Although this information has been compiled in good faith,
please refer to primary sources for confirmation and further research.

Parkhurst Boys
Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Adams          John               15y   16   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   burglary                               Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140; COD 115'    
Agar           Alexander          10y   14   Middlesex                   29 03 1843   stealing a handkerchief                Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149; COD 115'; Buddee gave trial place as Westminster
Alston         George              7y   16   Surrey                      25 03 1844   stealing a watch & money               Retrained as a tailor?; Ag. Labourer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154; COD 115'; Buddee gave trial place as Kingston	
Anscomb        Henry               7y   15   Central Criminal Court      05 02 1844   felony                                 Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140; COD 115'
Bamford        Charles             7y   13   Preston                     11 08 1843   stealing a shirt                       Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Bell           Douglas             7y   14   Edinburgh                   08 01 1844   theft                                  Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p156'
Birch          Samuel              7y   15   Nether Nutsford             27 11 1843   stealing money                         Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p143'
Bradley        Thomas             15y   13   Cambridge                   18 03 1843   setting fire to corn and straw thatch  Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p139'
Bradshaw       William            10y   15   Preston                     05 04 1843   stealing silver spoons                 Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Brennan        Stephen             7y   14   Central Criminal Court      21 08 1843   larceny                                Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Buckley        John                7y   13   Clerkenwell                 03 04 1843   stealing bread                         Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'; Buddee gave trial place as Middlesex
Cameron        Alexander           7y   15   Glasgow                     04 01 1844   theft                                  Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p156'
Carr           Thomas              7y   12   Westminster                 16 11 1842   stealing a box of figs                 Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Chandler       Thomas              7y   15   Andover                     09 04 1844   stealing apparel                       Retrained as an agricultural labourer; refer - 'HO 11/14 p152'
Clark          Sydney              7y   16   Devizes                     02 01 1844   stealing lead                          Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p155'; Buddee gave trial place as Durjes?
Cockburn       George              7y   13   Newcastle                   30 06 1843   stealing from a shop                   Retrained as a tailor; Parkhurst, CP on arrival; HO 11/15 p151'
Creek          Robert              7y   14   Cambridge                   01 01 1844   stealing fowls                         aka [CREEKE]; retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p139'		
Darby          George              7y   11   Central Criminal Court      01 03 1843   stealing 4 shillings & six pence       Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'; Buddee gave trial date as 21/08/1843
Driscoll       James               7y   14   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   larceny                                aka [WALSH]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Fowler         John                7y   14   Bristol                     14 10 1843   felony                                 Retrained as a carpenter; Shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p139'; Buddee gave trial date as 24/10/1843
Fryer          William             7y   13   Devizes                     03 01 1843   stealing a watch                       Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p155'; Buddee gave trial place as Deirges?
Gray           Patrick             7y   15   Central Criminal Court      08 04 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a gardener; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Greaves        Christopher         7y   14   Stafford                    03 01 1843   stealing lead                          Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p152'; Buddee gave trial date as 03/07/1843
Griffiths      Allen               7y   12   Nottingham                  16 10 1843   stealing beef                          Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p151'; Buddee gave trial date as 11/10/1843
Hall           George              7y   15   Leicester                   16 10 1843   stealing clothes                       Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'
Hall           John                7y   17   Central Criminal Court      04 03 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Hammond        Edmond              7y   15   Westminster                 07 11 1843   stealing a book                        aka [Edward]; retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'; Buddee gave trial date as 15/10/1844
Howlett        Henry               7y   16   Ipswich                     22 03 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a sawyer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p153'
Johnson        Henry               7y   16   Liverpool                   18 03 1844   stealing butter                        Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Johnson        Joseph              7y   16   Birmingham                  04 12 1843   stealing boots                         Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Johnson        Richard            10y   14   Gloucester                  19 07 1843   larceny                                Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p144'
Johnston       George             14y   17   Edinburgh                   06 11 1843   larceny                                Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p156'
Keenan         Robert              8y   13   Liverpool                   06 02 1843   stealing soap                          Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Keener         Francis             7y   14   Northumberland              04 01 1843   stealing a shirt                       aka [KIRNER; KUNER; TURNER]; Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p150'; Parkhurst Prison Register fiche 
Kelly          James               7y   12   Clerkenwell                 01 02 1842   stealing a cap                         Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'
Kelly          William             7y   17   Liverpool                   24 07 1843   simple larceny                         Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Kilmister      George              7y   14   Gloucester                  19 07 1843   robbing a wagon                        Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p145'
Knight         Charles            10y   13   Devon                       21 07 1842   stealing money                         Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p143'
Leedham        David               7y   14   Newcastle-Under-Lyme        16 05 1843   stealing bacon                         aka [SEEDHAM]; Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p153'

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Litton         William             7y   12   Central Criminal Court      10 05 1841   stealing a shawl                       Retrained as a tailor & shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Lowe           Israel              7y   15   Nether Nutsford             31 07 1843   larceny                                Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p143'
Malthouse      James              10y   13   Clerkenwell                 09 08 1842   picking pockets                        aka [MATTHEWSON]; retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'
McKenna        John                7y   16   Kingston-On-Hull            21 10 1843   stealing 160                          Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p155'; Buddee gave trial date as 21/10/1842
Mood           George              7y   13   Wiltshire                   06 03 1844   stealing potatoes                      aka [MARKS, Mark]; retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p155'; Buddee gave trial place as Salisbury
Morris         George              7y   13   Clerkenwell                 08 08 1842   stealing a pair of shoes               Retrained as a tailor & cooper; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'
Motherway      John                7y   15   Bristol                     12 07 1843   stealing lead                          Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p139'; Buddee gave trial date as 12/09/1843
Mottram        Peter              10y   15   Chester                     01 04 1843   burglary                               Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p142'
Murphy         Arthur              7y   15   Liverpool                   24 07 1843   stealing clothes                       Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Oldacre        John               10y   17   Birmingham                  08 03 1844   stealing from the person               Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Osborne        James Osciah        7y   16   Central Criminal Court      08 04 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Paton          John                7y   14   Spilsby                     09 01 1844   shoplifting                            Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'; Buddee gave trial place as Spilsby
Pattison       Henry               7y   13   Great Yarmouth              21 06 1842   stealing a pair of boots               aka [PATTERSON]; retrained as a cooper & brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'
Phelps         Charles             7y   12   Gloucester                  04 08 1841   stealing a spoon                       aka [PHILPS]; retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p144'
Phillips       Edward             10y   12   Bath                        14 06 1842   picking pockets                        Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p151'
Phillips       John                7y   16   Isle of Ely                 03 01 1844   stealing money from a house            Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'; 7y calculated from 3/3/1844; Buddee gave trial place as Wisbeach
Powell         Joseph             10y   17   Manchester                  01 03 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a cook; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Price          Robert              7y   14   Liverpool                   13 12 1843   stealing butter                        aka [PRITCHARD]; retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Purchase       John                7y   13   Clerkenwell                 21 02 1842   stealing patty pans                    Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'
Quinn          Luke               10y   10   Birmingham                  30 06 1843   picking pockets                        Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Rigby          Peter              10y    9   Chester                     12 04 1841   house breaking                         Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p142'
Robertson      William             7y   15   Glasgow                     27 04 1843   house breaking                         Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p156'
Rogers         Thomas              7y   17   Birmingham                  20 10 1843   stealing silk                          Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Rozier         Jeremiah            7y   17   Norwich                     20 03 1844   stealing a cock and a rabbit           aka [ROSIER]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p150'

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Russell        Edward              7y   14   Somerset                    28 03 1842   felony                                 Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p151'; Buddee gave trial place as Taunton
Ruttlage       James              15y   15   Lincoln                     09 03 1844   robbery from the person                Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'
Sadd           William            10y   14   Central Criminal Court      22 08 1842   larceny from the person                aka [CHAMBERS]; listed as orderly; retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Saunders       William            10y   15   Hereford                    14 03 1843   house breaking                         Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p145'	
Sims           Charles             7y   16   Usk                         01 01 1844   stealing 2 watches                     aka [SIMES]; retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'
Smedley        William            10y   14   Derby                       19 03 1844   house breaking                         Retrained as a sawyer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p143'
Smith          Sydney              7y   12   Guildford                   28 06 1842   stealing a watch                       aka ['The Younger']; Retrained as an ag. labourer & tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Southwood      William             7y   13   Bristol                     08 01 1844   stealing fish                          Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p139'
Stevens        James              10y   17   Westminster                 15 11 1843   stealing from the person               Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p149'
Stewart        William            10y   17   Leicester                   01 01 1844   house breaking                         Retrained as an ag. labourer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p148'
Sullivan       John               10y   15   Central Criminal Court      03 04 1843   burglary                               Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Titus          Henry              10y   15   Kent                        11 03 1844   stealing furniture                     Retrained as a farm labourer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p145'; Buddee gave trial place as Manchester

[ Top ]

Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Tomlinson      John                7y   13   Nottingham                  04 04 1844   stealing in a dwelling house           aka [SIMPER; LORPER]; retrained as a gardener; refer - 'HO 11/15 p151'
Trevillian     Edward              7y    9   Dorchester                  28 06 1842   stealing a chain                       Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p144'
Waldron        William            10y   15   Birmingham                  08 03 1844   stealing a gun barrel                  Retrained as a farm labourer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Wallace        John               10y   15   Bath                        05 01 1844   stealing cotton                        Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p151'; Buddee gave sentence as stealing cotton print
Ward           Charles Henry       7y   12   Gloucester                  07 03 1843   stealing a bottle                      Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p144'
Weaver         Edward              7y   16   Gloucester                  05 03 1844   stealing flour, etc.                   Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p145'
Westbury       Edward             10y   16   Birmingham                  04 12 1843   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....   aka [WESTBURST]; died during the voyage - 16/4/1847; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Wicking        William            10y   16   Central Criminal Court      05 02 1844   larceny                                Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p140'
Williams       Henry               7y   14   Birmingham                  04 12 1843   stealing boots                         aka [Harvey]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p154'
Williscroft    Joseph              7y   14   Worcester                   27 02 1844   stealing a rabbit                      Retrained as a farm labourer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p155'
Woodland       Joseph              7y   14   Taunton                     08 01 1844   stealing 35                           Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p152'
Woods          Henry               7y   11   Preston                     05 04 1843   stealing money                         aka [WOOD]; retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Woods          William             7y   15   Preston                     10 04 1844   house breaking                         Retrained as a cook; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Woolley        James               7y   15   Salford                     28 08 1843   stealing silver spoons                 Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p146'
Home | Go To Top | Convict Ships | WA Convicts | Pensioner Guards | Convict Women | Convict Tales