Country Of Origin England
Born 1818
Died 1865
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1818, Prescot, Lancashire, England
Parents Mother, Ann
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Balance Maker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 5 November 1840, Lancashire Quarter Sessions
Sentence Fourteen years transportation for stealing two handkerchiefs
Arrival 1 September 1841 on the convict ship, Layton (4)
Police Number 2357
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave 15 May 1849
Conditional Pardon 21 June 1853
Other Probation Period: Rocky Hills Probation Station and Impression Bay.

His convict conduct record shows many charges and punishments. Charges included theft, rudeness, striking a fellow prisoner with a stone, disobedience of orders, having a pipe and tobacco in his possession, and being absent from chapel when a robbery occurred. Punishments included solitary confinement, an extension of probation period, lashes, and hard labour in chains.

October 1864: Admitted to New Norfolk Hospital

Death 12 April 1865, New Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (recorded as a pauper)
Cause of death: Disease of the heart and brain
TAHO: CON33/1/10, CON27/1/9, CON18/1/28, CON14/1/7, HSD285/1/1916 1864, RGD35/1/34 no349 Death 1865, SC195/1/49/5896 1865 [Joseph Martingale].
The Examiner (Launceston) 4 September 1852.