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Josias Austin, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th January, 1883
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 126
||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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Faye Thornton on 18th May, 2017 wrote:
Received Ticket of leave Jul 1844
D Wong on 20th May, 2017 wrote:
Josias Austin was listed as 39 years on arrival in VDL. His native place was Devon.
Josia had been suspected of stealing sheep before ### poor.
Description List - Listed as Josiah was 5’6 1/4” tall, brown complexion, brown hair, reddish brown whiskers, grey eyes, several brown moles on breast.
Married, 6 children, Wife Cathe. (??Catherine??) at Devon.
1835 Muster: Public Works.
15/10/1845: Launceston - Permission to marry Anna Johnson, 28, Servant - he was 48, Labourer, widower.
15/10/1845: Married at Trinity Church, Launceston.
2/12/1845: Female (name not given) born Launceston, Josiah listed as a labourer, living in the George Town area.
16/6/1848: Ellen Austin born Launceston, Josiah was listed as a farmer and the mother was Hannah Austin/formerly Johnstone.
10/4/1851: Hanna Austin died of Inflammation on the lungs at Launceston, she was 35 years old.
1/12/1851: Married Mary Traynor, (Waverley 1847) aged 30, a spinster with a TOL - Josiah was 54, farmer,
married at St Joseph’s, Launceston.
No children found.
8/8/1878: Mary Traynor/Austin died at Launceston, aged 65 years, senility, farmer’s wife.
20/1/1883: Josiah Austin died at Launceston, aged 85, of Senility, listed as a Land holder.
Convict Changes History
Faye Thornton on 18th May, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th January, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 20th May, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Josiah, occupation