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Joseph Acton

Joseph Acton, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Acton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 271 (137)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 13th May, 2012 wrote:

Joseph Acton was 16 years old when transported for stealing money.

He was: Single, no education, protestant,3 prior convictions, 5’9" tall, ruddy freckled complexion, came from Wolverhampton, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, right arm disabled.  Scar over left eye.

31/8/1833: Tried in the Supreme Court for highway robbery with James Carpenter.
Joseph was found not guilty and the charges dismissed.

17/3/1834: COF

Joseph died in 1864, he was listed as a shepherd, Naas Valley, Queanbeyan.

Could find no marriage or children.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804-00-00, date of death 1864-00-00, gender m

Aiden Smith on 19th May, 2014 made the following changes:


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