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Joseph Broadstock

Joseph Broadstock, one of 300 convicts transported on the Isabella, 11 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Broadstock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Gentleman
Date of Death: 22nd October, 1883
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 11th July, 1833
Arrival date: 14th November, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 172
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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Keith Bevan on 9th February, 2019 wrote:

Joseph arrived in Australia as a convict at an early age but his occupation as noted on his Death certificate is “Gentleman”.

D Wong on 10th February, 2019 wrote:

12/1/1833 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
Joseph Broadstock, for stealing ass, the property of William Simcox, at West Bromwich, for 7 years.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Tho. Mason.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Randolph.

29/12/1837: (Newspaper date) TOL

2/1/1840: Free Certificate.

Feb 1840: Arrived at Port Phillip per the ‘Joshua Carol’.

1843: Married Elizabeth Moro in Victoria - Victorian BDM. No children listed.

27/1/1844 The Melbourne Weekly Courier:
The following transfers of publicans’ licences were effected at the Police office on Thursday:___the ‘Printers Arms,” Collingood, from Richard Clarke to Joseph Broadstock.

3/2/1844 The Melbourne Weekly Courier:
Derwent Wine Vaults, New Town.
JOSEPH BROADSTOCK, in entering upon the above old established house, begs to assure his friends, the inhabitants of New Town, and the public generally, that he has laid in a choice stock of pure wines, spirits, ales, and porter; and hopes, by strict personal attention to the comfort of his visiters, to ensure a share of their favours.

4/5/1844 The Melbourne Weekly Courier:
Collingwood.__Joseph Broadstock, Derwent Wine Vaults.

20/9/1844 The Melbourne Weekly Courier:
Joseph Broadstock, the Derwent Wine Vaults, Collingwood, to the premises formerly known as the New Town Hotel.  The bench would inspect the premises between then and Wednesday, but would make no promise.

19/2/1845 Port Phillip Gazette:
TRANSFER.__On Saturday last, the license of the Derwent Wine Vaults., Collingwood, was transferred from Mr. Joseph Broadstock, to Mr. James Bonnell.

30/7/1845 Port Phillip Gazette:
The license of the British Hotel, was transferred from Mr. Greene, to Joseph Broadstock.  The removal of this license was then granted for a house opposite the new theatre.

27/8/1845: Granted a night license at the British Hotel, opposite the Queen’s Theatre.

9/9/1846: Passenger per ‘Swan’, Launceston to Port Phillip.

23/2/1847 The Melbourne Argus:
THE public are hereby cautioned against giving credit to my wife, Elizabeth Broadstock, she having left her home without provocation.
Public notice is also hereby given, that any person receiving or detaining property clandestinely removed by her from my premises, will be prosecuted according to law.
23rd February, 1847.

19/6/1847: Gave up the license for the Travellers Rest to G. H. Brownhill.

1847 Port Phillip Postal Directories:Joseph Broadstsock was a lodging house keeper, in Queens St, Melbourne.

18/3/1848: Arrived Adelaide, SA., per the steam ship ‘Juno’.

16/2/1848: Married Mary Ann Hemley/or Hamly, 18, at Trinity Church, Adelaide.  Joseph was listed as 34 years old, a Cattleman. They had 10 children.

12/9/1848 South Australian, Adelaide, SA.
License of the Para Inn, Little Para, from John Harvey, to Joseph Broadstock.
The application was supported by Mr. Stephen, who said his client had been here about eight months.  He produced testimonials from Port Phillip, where he had held a license for three years.  The necessary alterations would be made in the premises.
In answer to the Bench, Mr Broadstock said he came out to Port Phillip free in the ‘Joshua Carroll’. Granted.

27/7/1853 Adelaide Times, SA.:
JOSEPH BROADSTOCK left West Bormwick in Staffordshire, in the year 1832 ; he sailed for some one of the colonies of Australia in the Isabella ; his Mother, now a widow, still residing at West Bromwick, is most desirous to hear from him, or if he would apply to the Editor of this paper he would hear of a friend who has lately seen his mother and brothers.

Joseph became notable in Salisbury, SA, he was associated with many early hotels around Adelaide, built the Govenor McDonnel Hotel in Salisbury, was involved in the establishment of schools, and was on church building committees etc., he was also the Chairman of the Yatala North Council.

20/10/1883: Joseph died - and was buried at St John Evangelist Anglican Cemetery, Salisbury, Adelaide.

Convict Changes History

Keith Bevan on 9th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd October, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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