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Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 1831
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 256
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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Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 wrote:

Joseph was transported for stealing a saddle. This record is in pretty bad shape has been fixed with grey tape. He arrived 9\4\1830 by 7\5\1830 had received 25 lashes for running away. At the bottom of the page is died 31\7\18—last bit is covered with grey tape.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2022 wrote:

1831 - Burials in the Parish of St John Launceston in the County of Cornwall, Port Dalrymple in the Year; 1831
No; 1617
Name; Joseph Brown
Abode; George Town
When buried;28 May 1830 ** [1831]
Age; 28 years
Ship’s Name; Mary
Quality or profession. Tailor
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; Noted in this column. This entry is mad by me on the certificate of Wm Kneale.  ? George Town.


Source; CON31-1-4.
Index No; 1291
Trial; 11 June 1829
Transported for “Felony” Stealing a saddle
Status; Married - 1 child

1830 - 7 May. A Runaway. 25 Lashes
DIED; 21 July vide P S Report. Blue tape covers the year.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1831 (prev. 0000), occupation

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