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Joseph Aylward

Joseph Aylward, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Aylward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 116
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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Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2021 wrote:

Joseph Aylward was transported twice.

—Joseph Aylward, charged with stealing a quantity of red clover seed and hempen sack, the property of William Freeborn, of Aldham.
The Suffolk Chronicle, 23 Feb 1833.

Friday last, six male convicts were removed from Bury Gaol to be put on board the York Hulk, lying at Gosport, viz. Joseph Aylward, Caleb Banks, Joseph Last, Edward Plummer, George Downing, and John Davis, to be transported for seven years.
The Ipswich Journal, 30 March 1833.


Description Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-20$init=CON18-1-20p127
Joseph Aylward, trade, Farmer, age 27, height 5ft 7.  Native Place, Bury St Edmunds.


His first Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-2$init=CON31-1-2p98

No 587. Joseph Aylward, tried Suffolk Q.S. 6 March 1833, 7 years.
Transported for stealing clover seed. Gaol report: Neighbours speak ill of him. Hulk report: Good. Single. 1 brother Peter transported to the colony about 3 years ago. Surgeon’s Report, Good.
Free Certificate No 248/1840.

His second conviction and sentence:
Joseph Aylward, and Joseph Aylward, jun., for stealing a quantity of wheat from a barn at Groton ; to be transported, the former for life, and the latter for 7 years. 
Bury and Norwich Post, 15 Jan 1845.

Robbery at Groton, and apprehension of the thieves.—On Thursday morning week, as constable Carlo was on his beat, little before two o’clock in the morning, and when near to Gosling’s Green, Boxford, he suddenly came across two men, each of them with a sack-full (as it afterwards turned out to be) of undressed wheat, and which had just been taken from off-hand barn belonging Mr. Isaac Strutt, of Groton Place, about half mile off. The thieves made off towards Street Green, but Carlo came up close enough, as they crossed the stile, to know them, and would have taken the elder one of the two, but the sacks were in the way and impeded his doing so. He, however, next morning apprehended Joseph Aylward, the elder, at Kersey; and on Friday he apprehended Joseph Aylward, the younger, and nephew to the above. Saturday they were examined at the Fleece Inn, Boxford, before Chias. Tyrell, Esq., and the Hon. and Rev. F. A. Phipps, when the wheat was sworn to being the property of the said Mr. Strutt; and upon Carlo’s identifying of the thieves, and other strong evidence, they were both fully committed to take their trial at the next Bury Sessions.
Norfolk Chronicle, 11 Jan 1845.

His second Indent record:
Indent: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-29$init=CON14-1-29P266 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-29$init=CON14-1-29P267
Joseph Aylward, age, 5.2, C.E. religion, can read, married, 1 child. Offence: Stealing wheat, 5 bushels, pro Mr Strutt, C. Suffolk. Served 7 years transportation in V. D. Land before with Capt Moriarty, came out in the Stakesby in 1833. Went home in the Barque Ann.  Trade, Farm labourer. Native place, Suffolk. W, Eliza, B, John, Robert, Peter. Sis, Sarah, all at N.P.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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