Joseph Brotheridge

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  • Name Joseph Brotheridge  [1
    Born 25 Nov 1828  Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Dec 1828  Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 14 Mar 1847  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Merchant Navy 
    Person ID I1785  Brotheridge
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2016 

    Father George Brotheridge,   b. 1803, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Shelton,   b. Abt 1791, Birtsmorton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Mar 1828  St Mary, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 17th Oct 1842, at the age of 14, tried and found guilty of larceny, two convictions at Worcester County Sessions and sentenced to seven years transportation after seven days imprisonment. BROTHERIDGE, Joseph Convicted: Worcester Quarter Sessions Date: 17/10/1842 Age: 13 Occupation: Labourer Offence: Felony and previous convictions Sentence: Transportation 7 years Classification: Success (provisional) Joseph Brotheridge was born 25/11/1828 in the Civil Parish of Upton upon Severn, Worcester, the son of George Brotheridge, a Labourer, and his wife, Mary Brotheridge (nee Shelton), a Launderess. Nothing is known of his childhood and early life history until he was committed to appear at the Worcester Quarter Sessions on 17/10/1842 accused of “Felony and previous convictions”, found guilty and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. The Court recorded his age as 13 and his occupation Labourer. He was first received at the Worcester Gaol as part of the standard interim holding arrangements and then transferred to Parkhurst Prison on 09/11/1842 His initial Gaoler’s Report on admission had no comments, other than to remark that he was single. There was no indication as to whether he could read and write. He was transferred to the Philanthropic Institution at St. George’s Fields, Southwark on 23/12/1846 (now known as the Royal Philanthropic Society).(ii) The continuing story of Joseph Brotheridge is the related by the Institute’s Admission Register (iii): 1846 Dec. 23: Chaplain’s account from Parkhurst is “Greatly improved lately - was sullen, obstinate, careless, disobedient - is subdued by firmness & kindness. 1847 Jan. 9: Had a share in misconduct in Dining Room. Excused for voluntarily owning up. 1847 Jan. 28: Seriously admonished by the Chaplain for his share in the escapes of Tressler, Foley & Crosby. 1847 Nov. 15: Being very desirous of going to sea. He has been bound (App) to Mr. Linton of the Firm of Gibson & Linton, St. Helens, & has sailed in the “John Lock” for the Levant. -2- No date: Said to have left his ship & gone to his friends. Despite extensive research no other details for Joseph Brotheridge have been retrieved.

  • Sources 
    1. [S710] IGI.


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