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Joseph Back

Joseph Back, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Back
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carrier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Sussex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 16th January, 1816
Arrival date*: 16th September, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 250
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

Irene Beck French on 28th March, 2018 wrote:

Son of Henry Back and his wife Hannah of East Sussex England.  Wife and two sons in England. Married again in Portland Victoria, where he settled after serving his sentence.  Two sons in Australia, one George Henry Back buried in Old North Cemetary, Portland, Victoria Died aged 26 years.  Obituary for Joseph in Portland Guardian, Friday, February 22 1850. 
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Maureen Withey on 8th September, 2019 wrote:

Sent to Hobart on the Brig Kangaroo.

Maureen Withey on 3rd March, 2020 wrote:

Lewis Assizes July 24. CROWN SIDE. Joseph Back, James Kemp, and Peter Howell, were all arraigned on separate indictments, for forging and uttering Bank of England notes, at Brighton. They were also charged other indictments with having forged notes in their possession. They pleaded guilty to the latter indictments, in consequence which the Bank offered no evidence no evidence on the higher charges. They were consequently acquitted on those charges, and sentenced to be transported 14 years the latter convictions.
The Globe, 26 July 1815.

Convict Changes History

Irene Beck French on 28th March, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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