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Joseph Boss

Joseph Boss, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Boss
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 331 (168)
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 26th July, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
BARTHOLOMEW MARSHALL, JOSEPH BOSS, THOMAS STAINES, Theft > simple larceny, 14th January 1830.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

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.
Transported for Seven Years.

(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

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