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Moses Ball

Moses Ball, one of 214 convicts transported on the Emerald Isle, 28 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Moses Ball
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Emerald Isle
Departure date: 28th June, 1843
Arrival date: 9th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 336
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

D Wong on 17th May, 2018 wrote:

13/3/1843 Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette Gloucestershire, England:
Moses Ball, 36, for stealing at Weston Dirt, a quantity of pig meat from the boom of Jasper Bovely ; sentenced to seven years transportation.

Moses Ball was listed as 38 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was born in Weston Butt, Gloucester, and was transported for ‘Stealing 28lbs of pigs meat’ - he had previous convictions for buying a silk handkerchief 12 months, a commutation for 7 years transportation.

Moses was 5’10½” tall, literate, fresh complexion, brown hair, reddish whiskers, hazel eyes,

Married: Wife Mary at Sherston - 4 children.
Sisters: Ann and Martha at Native Place.

Occupations: Sawyer/farm labourer/marine artillery 11 years 23 days.

Medical journal of the Emerald Isle:
Folio 1: Moses Balls, aged 38; convict; disease or hurt, rheumatismus. Put on sick list, 19 July 1843. Discharged, 27 July 1843.

Folio 2: Moses Balls, aged 38; convict; disease or hurt, vulnus. Put on sick list, 6 September 1843. Discharged, 11 September 1843.

16/5/1848: TOL
8/3/1850: Free Certificate

25/5/1863 Mount Alexander Mail, Victoria:
Moses Ball was an inmate of the Castlemaine Benevolent Asylum.

1863: There is a death listed on the Victorian BDM for a Moses Ball who died in Victoria - parents unknown, registration No. 8053.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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