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Joseph Boss, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 331 (168)
||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 26th July, 2016 wrote:
BARTHOLOMEW MARSHALL, JOSEPH BOSS, THOMAS STAINES, Theft > simple larceny, 14th January 1830.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty
BARTHOLOMEW MARSHAL , JOSEPH BOSS, and THOMAS STAINES , were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 2 coats, value 27s.; 1 waistcoat, value 3s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 3s., and 2 shirts, value 5s., the goods of John Bell.
MR. LEE conducted the prosecution.
JOHN BELL . I am cellarman at St. Giles’s work house . I had a box, containing these articles, standing on the landing place close by where I sleep - Boss was a pauper in the house, and had liberty to go about some parts of the house; I saw my articles safe about five weeks ago - last Saturday I found my trunk broken open, and the things stated were missing.
Staines’ Defence. I went to the poor-house to get relief; Ryan called me to go and fetch Daly - I did, and then he told me to wait, as he had a parcel to give me for her to pawn - I waited there, and saw Ryan come across the roof of No. 32, and throw down the bundle; I took it up, gave it to her to pawn, and gave the money to him the next morning - I did not know they were stolen.
JOHN LANE. I omitted to state that Boss said before the Magistrate that Ryan wished him to take the bundle - I have always considered Boss as honest; he was stationed over the mills where they grind their own flour.
BOSS- GUILTY. Aged 21.
STAINES - GUILTY. Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years.
MARSHALL - NOT GUILTY.
(No ship found for Thomas Staines).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th July, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime