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Joseph Dabbs, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, 18 July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th December, 1859
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Warwick (Coventry City) Assizes
18th July, 1818
18th November, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 48
||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 9th October, 2016 wrote:
Colonial Secretary Papers:
DABBS, Joseph. Per “Shipley”, 1818
1818 Nov 24: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Shipley” & forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.168)
1822 Dec 20: Servant of W Johnston of Liverpool; attestation as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 p.179)
18/10/1832: COF Renewed
1840: Married Amelia Bartlett (Kains 1830) - no children listed on the BDM. He was 43 and she 28.
24/12/1859: Joseph died.
31/12/1859 Sydney Morning Herald:
An inquest was held on the 25th instant, at the Goulburn Hospital, before the district coroner, Mr. R. Waugh, on the body of an old man named Joseph Dabbs, who had died there on the previous day. It
appeared from the evidence that deceased was brought into the hospital on Saturday afternoon, suffering from a compound comminuted fracture of the right leg ; he was then under the inlfluence of liquor ; and after his admission he informed Mr. Hollis that he had previously been drinking very hard ; that it was in consequence of his being tipsy that the accident took place, and he blamed no one. He was brought in by a young man who was quite sober, and who stated that the injury was received about seven or eight miles from Goulburn, in tho Bungonia direction. Deceased was being conveyed home on a dray, and when within a short distance from the house, his leg by some means got between the spokes of the wheel, and was twisted and crushed in a frightful manner. The wheel was covered with blood, mingled with portions of marrow, the ground for some distance being marked with blood. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence.
Deceased, who was sixty-six years of age, had been in the country thirty years. He was married, his wife living in Sydney. - Goulburn Chronicle.
NSW BDM: There is a death for Amelia Dabbs who died 1882 Sydney - aged 60.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th October, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th December, 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m