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Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd November, 1765
Occupation: Watch chain maker
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 92 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts

References

Primary source: London, Metropolitan Archives; England; Reference Number;P91/LEN/A/004/MS07496/007-Parish Register. Occupation: all convict records and Australian newspaper advertisements. Victoria BDMs:1858/5247 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 324
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

Carol Flint on 18th October, 2012 wrote:

Married Maria Marshall ( convict to Australia 1807 Sydney ) and had approx. six children. Including two sons, Joseph Jnr., and Richard.

D Wong on 19th October, 2012 wrote:

Joseph was aged 36 when indicted for stealing various items of clothing from the dwelling house of John Crabb, the goods being the property of Samuel Chivers.

1803-1805 was a convict, but was emancipated by the 1805-06 muster and shown to have had 1000 acres or more under crops with a Mr Gregory Blaxcell, including animals and had about a dozen men working for him.

By 1814 Muster he was off stores and working as a watchmaker again.
1823, 1824 & 1825 Musters show Joseph in Sydney with his chilldren, Joseph, Richard, Elizabeth and Louisa in Sydney, with a convict pardon.  With Maria Marshall (per Sydney Cove) in Parramatta with her daughter Maria (Matilda from her previous marriage when in England, Maria was employed by Joseph with the residence being in Pitt St, Sydney.

Joseph and Maria were both widowed from their previous partners in England, and although they had 6 children from 1811-1826 they married in 1831 at St Phillips Church, Sydney.  Joseph was 63 when they married.

Their son Richard is listed on the 1828 census as being 15 and employed as a labourer by Charles Pinkstone and living in Cambridge St, Sydney.  Their daughter Elizabeth Henrietta or Mary as aged 11 and employed as a servant by Samuel Cove and living in Clarence St, Sydney.

No date of death for Joseph found.

Gay Eunson on 18th April, 2018 wrote:

Joseph Davis was born 03/11/1765 Baptised 24/11/1765, St Leonard, Shoreditch Hackney, Middlesex, England; the son of Joseph Davis and Mary Marfield who married 10/04/1763, of the Land of Promise.
Joseph Davis was a watchmaker not a watch chain maker but I have been unable to alter that item.
This family moved to Victoria where Joseph died at Glencoe Run in 1858 and Maria Marshall died in 1850 at Yarra Survey. Both their sons are found in Victoria.

Gay Eunson on 4th June, 2018 wrote:

Their son Richard was transported to Tasmania where he married. He and his family moved to Victoria. His brother Joseph, father Joseph and mother, Maria, also joined him in Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Carol Flint on 18th October, 2012 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 19th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 31st May, 1767, gender

Gay Eunson on 18th April, 2018 made the following changes:

source: London, Metropolitan Archives; England; Reference Number;P91/LEN/A/004/MS07496/007-Parish Register. Occupation: all convict records and Australian newspaper advertisements. Victoria BDMs. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class

Gay Eunson on 4th June, 2018 made the following changes:

source: London, Metropolitan Archives; England; Reference Number;P91/LEN/A/004/MS07496/007-Parish Register. Occupation: all convict records and Australian newspaper advertisements. Victoria BDMs:1858/5247 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll

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