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Joseph Boland

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Boland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 17th September, 1881
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Cork County
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th October, 1831
Arrival date: 9th February, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: Ancestry.com.au
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Community Contributions

Jenni McTiernan on 20th December, 2014 wrote:

Aged 12 on arrival.His father was transported the preious year.Died in Dubbo where he was a proprietor of The Royal Hotel for many years afterworking around the area as a convict and then for himself.Married with 7 children.

D Wong on 20th December, 2014 wrote:

1839: TOL Maitland
28/1/1840: TOL Passport, Maitland Bench
23/2/1841: Ditto
8/3/1842:  Ditto
22/8/1843: Ditto
26/8/1844: Ditto
13/8/1845: COF

1854: Married Margaret Reynolds, daughter of Francis Reynolds and Joanne Murphy.  They had 7 children.

10/7/1860: Son Francis James died aged 10 days, he was buried with Margaret and Joseph at the Dubbo Pioneer Cemetery.

On the 2nd instant, at Dubbo, Margaret, wife of Mr. Joseph Boland, late of the Royal Hotel, aged 31 years.

4/7/1865: Joseph was declared Insolvent – Innkeeper at Dubbo.

24/9/1881 Freeman’s Journal:
Death of an old Colonist. — On Saturday night (sayso the Dubbo Dispatch) -Mr. Joseph Boland — one of the oldest residents of the district,  and a very old colonist — died at his residence, Darling-street, Dubbo. Deceased was a native of Macroom,  Cork, Ireland. He arrived in the colony 54 years ago, when he was about 8 years of age.
He was for a long lime in the employ of Messrs. Doyle of the Namoi,  Messrs. Christie and Wentworth at Burburgate and on the Macquarie and Mr. Rouse. He at one time owned a station on the Marra Creek, and after disposing of it, kept the Royal Hotel, Dubbo, for some time. During the last sixteen years, he has been out of business. The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Boland was a most methodical man in his habits.  A strict teetotaller — ‘early to bed and early to rise,’  was a rule he acted upon. Deceased was, perhaps, one o£ the best known men in the north-west,  and few of the older generation but will hear of his death with regret.  Kindly and generous, he was always ready to oblige.
The funeral took place on Monday — the body being followed to the Roman Catholic Cemetery by a large number of friends.

Dennis Nightingale on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

28057 Bolland John - Norfolk 1832. 
1837 Maitland GRC.
Assigned to James Milson.

119521 Boland Joseph - Norfolk 1832. 
1839 18 September Maitland GG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Convict Changes History

Jenni McTiernan on 20th December, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Ancestry.com.au (prev. ), firstname: Joseph, surname: Boland, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1820, date of death: 17th September, 1881, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 20th December, 2014 made the following changes:


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