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Joseph Crouch

Joseph Crouch, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Crouch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1885
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a snuff box
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 126
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

Anonymous on 3rd August, 2012 wrote:

Joseph was 19 when indicted for stealing a snuff box from Edward Hurley.  Described as a regular travelling reputed pickpocket.

Joseph was born in Glastonbury, had a pockmark under his jaw right side, grey eyes, light brown hair, 5’3 1/4" tall, single.

1835 Muster: Public Works.
10/10/1841: TOL
10/12/1841: Free Certificate.

1846: Married Louisa Lilley Pearce/Pierce.  She was born in Tasmania 16/7/1825, her father John Pearce was a convict.

Jospeh and Louisa moved to Victoria between 1848 and 1852.

Joseph died in 1885.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 3rd August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1885-00-00

Anonymous on 3rd August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817-00-00, gender m

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