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Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates, one of 300 convicts transported on the Nile, 27 June 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Bates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 9th September, 1899
Age: 73 years

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: Warwick. Boro of Birmingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile
Departure date: 27th June, 1850
Arrival date: 3rd October, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 308 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 285 (144)
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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D Wong on 22nd March, 2017 wrote:

Joseph Bates was 23 years old on arrival - born in Woostall and transported for ‘Stealing a ladies box’.

Previous convictions: 3 mths for a handkerchief, for a box 4 mths.

Joseph was 5’5 1/2” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, E.M. upper part left arm, anchor inside right arm, reads and writes a little, single, protestant.

Father: Joseph
Mother: Sarah
Brother: Thomas
Sisters: Susan, Jane - at Birmingham.

15/10/1850: TOL
7/1/1851: TOL revoked for Larceny under £5.
14/12/1850 The Courier, Hobart: Impudent Robbery.-A ticket-of-leave holder named Joseph Bates has been sentenced to twelve months’ hard labour in chains for having stolen nine shillings in silver, the property of Mrs. Elisabeth Grubb. It appears that Mrs. Grubb was in the shop of Mr. Goodwin, and the defendant ran in and snatched the money off the counter.
1/2/1853: TOL

17/5/1855: Permission to Marry Rose Monaghan (Baretto Junior (1850).
18/6/1855: Married at St Georges, Hobart - he was 27 and Rose 26.

Joseph 23/1/1858
John 14/10/1860 - died 8/3/1873, aged 13, Buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
William Alfred 12/6/1863
Henry 12/8/1865
Caroline 16/6/1867
Thomas 17/6/1869
James 6/6/1872 - died 27/1/1875 at Lansdowne Crescent, Hobart, aged 3, Laborer’s child, delicate health, Chronic diarrhea, Exhaustion.

26/1/1862: Larceny under £5 - 12 months hard labour.

12/9/1899 The North Western Advocate, Tasmania:
BATES - On September 9, at the Hobart General Hospital, Joseph Bates, aged 74.

The Mercury: BATES.—On Saturday, September 9, 1899,
at the General Hospital, Joseph Bates, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral will leave his daughter’s residence THIS DAY, at 2.30, for Cornelian Bay Cemetery, when friends are invited to attend.

11/9/1899 Launceston Examiner:
HOBART, Saturday.
The old man Joseph Bates, who was rescued from drowning last night by the police, died this morning at 5 o’clock at the hospital.
The evidence of Dr. McGowan disclosed that deceased was taken to the institution last night suffering from shock. He was given every attention, but probably because of his advanced age he did not rally, and succumbed as stated above. He had made a postmortem examination, and discovered the usual signs found in cases of death by drowning. He was of opinion that death was due to immersion in the water and debility from old age. After further evidence was given the jury returned a verdict that death was caused by the deceased accidentally falling into the water.
The jury drew attention to the necessity for more protection at the dock. There was an insufficiency of
light at night in the vicinity, and the wonder was expressed there were not more accidents.

Wife Rose died 14/5/1899 at Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th September, 1899 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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