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Joseph Barnes

Joseph Barnes, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 22 October 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th June, 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th April, 1862
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st June, 1825
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 199 (101)
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

Denis Pember on 11th January, 2017 wrote:

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Fri 19 Mar 1824 p.4…..
Sentence of death was also recorded in the following cases… Joseph Barnes, for horse stealing, at Kelvedon Hatch and Little Sampford;...

Denis Pember on 11th January, 2017 wrote:

On arrival in the colony, Joseph was assigned to the surveyor, John Oxley. almost two years later, he married Elizabeth (Eliza) McIntosh who was employed by Oxley as a housekeeper.
The couple appear in the 1828 Census:
Page 41…
[Ref B0370] Barnes, Joseph, 24, ticket of Leave, Asia 1825, 14 years, Protestant, coachman, Sussex Street, Sydney.
Barnes, Eliza, 21, came free, Wyndham, 1815.
It would appear that there were no children to this union and Eliza died in 1835.

Denis Pember on 11th January, 2017 wrote:

Soon after the death of his first wife, Joseph commenced a relationship with Elizabeth Beasley, the daughter of Charles Beasley (Convict, 1798, “Barwell”) and Mary Thomas (Convict, 1802, “Glatton”). Joseph and Elizabeth had a large family, 12 children between 1836 and 1862. They did eventually formalise the union by marrying, 5th March 1851 at Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Fiddler Kate on 7th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Denis Pember on 11th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 24th April, 1862 (prev. 1862)

Denis Pember on 11th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th June, 1800 (prev. 0000)

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