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Josiah Boswell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Josiah Boswell
Aliases: Bosworth
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th July, 2016 wrote:

Josiah Boswell/Bosworth was a soldier, 28th Regiment (for 6yrs) on the ‘Layton’ 1835.
Tried at Sydney, Australia 13 Feb 1841 for stealing money and knocking a man down. 15yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Abercombie’ 1841.

Single man; soldier/farm labourer; aged 25yrs;
Native place - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

30 July 1850: Conditional Pardon approved, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Josiah, surname: Boswell, alias1: Bosworth, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1816, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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