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Joseph Allison

Joseph Allison, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Allison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 30th January, 1869
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 385 (194)
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

Sam Heron on 9th December, 2012 wrote:

Born County Down Ireland 1795. Lived in Stranraer Wigtownshire Scotland married to Martha ALLISON with eight (8) children. Crime happened in Fisher Street Stranraer on 27th May 1838. Sentenced Edinburgh 16th July 1838 to be hanged in Stranraer 7th August 1938. Sentence commuted to Transportation for life.
Arrived Australia 22nd March 1839 on John Barry.
Resided in Hyde Park Barracks until 19/08/1846
Ticket of leave No 46/1127.
Died Parramatta 30th January 1869. Name on Death certificate is Joseph ELLISON

Convict Changes History

Sam Heron on 9th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1795, date of death 30th January, 1869, gender, occupation, crime

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