- John Welch per Asia 2
- Native place
- Farmers labourer and ploughman, can shear sheep
- High temples
Transported for burglary in , he confessed his offence was stealing bacon and cheese. In at William Archer’s he was reported for ‘repeatedly embezzling his masters property, also with seducing others his fellow servants to aid and assist in… acts of dishonesty’ for which he was put in the solitary cell for 40 days with rations of only bread and water. He had ongoing reports of neglect of duty and disobedience and was sent to hard labour in the House of Corrections in .
During the 1830s Welch was reported for a variety of offences including being found in a Public House (more than once), trafficking into the goal at Ross, missing muster, being absent without leave, and more. He was variously punished including having to work in irons and being given ‘rations of convicts under punishment’.