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Joseph Aldridge

Joseph Aldridge, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 27 October 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Aldridge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 9th July, 1875
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: Theft
Convicted at: Oxford City Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 27th October, 1836
Arrival date: 12th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 397 (201)
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

Ellis Aldridge on 11th November, 2016 wrote:

Died at Liverpool Hospital (Asylum for Convicts) from Cancer of the tongue. (As shown on Death Cert) He is buried at Liverpool.

Kristy on 9th April, 2018 wrote:

Convicted of stealing tools. Previously imprisoned in England on 2 other occasions for 3 and 4 months respectively.22 years old, unmarried and unable to read or write. Occupation at the time of sentencing listed as labourer. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [3/6398]; Microfiche: 731

Convict Changes History

Ellis Aldridge on 11th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th July, 1875 (prev. 0000), occupation

Kristy on 9th April, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Iris Dunne on 10th April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation

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