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Joseph Bush

Joseph Bush, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Bush
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Butcher
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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 298
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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D Wong on 29th August, 2018 wrote:

**This was a long trial and may be read in full at: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18191201-19-defend281&div=t18191201-19#highlight

Old Bailey:
Theft: animal theft.
1st December 1819
Verdict Guilty > with recommendation; Guilty
Sentence Death; Death

JOSEPH STILL and JOSEPH BUSH were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of November, at Paddington, thirteen sheep, price 30 l., the property of William Dexter.

Recommended to Mercy.


Joseph Still was also on the Agamemnon.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BUSH, Joseph. Per “Agamemnon”, 1820

1825 Oct 26:  In the employ of Daniel Judd of Pitt Town (Fiche 3139; 4/1842B No.430 pp.791-8)

1825 Nov 5:  Convict in the service of Daniel Judd at the last two musters (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.550)

18/7/1829: TOL
Joseph Bush
Native place: London
Trade: Butcher
5’7½” tall, dark complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

Allowed to remain in the District of Hawkesbury on the recommendation of Hawkesbury Bench - 28/2/1829.

31/12/1836: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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