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Joseph Bull

Joseph Bull, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Bull
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd November, 1797
Occupation: Framework knitter
Date of Death: 10th June, 1871
Age: 73 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: Felony
Convicted at: Leicester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 11 (7)
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

D Wong on 5th January, 2014 wrote:

Joseph Bull was the son of Thomas Bull and Sarah BLull, Leicestershire.  He fought alongside is father in the battle of Waterloo, losing the thumb of his left hand in battle.

Sent to Windsor and assigned to William Clarke, Wilberforce.

6/10/1825: TOL
31/10/1827: COF

11/1/1837: Married Elizabeth Dowie at St Andrew’s Church, Sydney.  They had 9 children.

Joseph became a licensed Auctioneer and Postmaster at Goulburn, co-founder of a business firm Bull and Woodward, warden at St Saviours Church, an elected member of various committees including the Goulurn Hospital, Fire Brigade, Agricultural Society, Goulburn School and Goulburn Railway.

He became a very successful business man.

10/6/1871: Joseph died of Apoplexy, aged 73.
21/6/1877: Elizabeth died, aged 61.  They are buried at St Saviour’s Anglican Cemetery, Goulburn.

Joseph and Elizabeth Bull had owned the colonial villa “St Clair”, in Sloane Street Goulburn, now home to the Goulburn District Historical Society.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth 3rd November, 1797, date of death 10th June, 1871, gender, occupation, crime

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