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Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1811
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 392
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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Community Contributions

Gail Robyn Newman on 25th August, 2021 wrote:

Joseph Brown, Died 1811 at [Sydney] [NSW AUS], aged 30 Buried 14 Jun 1811 at [Sydney] [NSW AUS]; Burial registered at St Philip’s. Arrived per ship Duke of Portland.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th November, 2021 wrote:

1805 - Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1780
Tried; 24 April 1805. Age; 25. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of grand larceny (feloniously stealing, on the 7th of april, a great coat, value 39 s.). Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation.

1811 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory of Burials
Name; Joseph Brown
Age;  31 years
Year of Burial. 14 Jun 1811

1817 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1817
Name; Joseph Brown
Ship; Duke of Portland- July 1807. Master; Spence.
Where; London. April 1805.
Sentence; 7 years. Expired; 1812
How Disposed off and Remarks; DEAD;

Convict Changes History

Gail Robyn Newman on 25th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1811 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th November, 2021 made the following changes:


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