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Joshua Doody

Joshua Doody, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joshua Doody
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 202. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-71,109,79,L,80
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 Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2013 wrote:

Joshua Doody was convicted at Worcester for housebreaking. Life Sentence. Transported to New South Wales on the ‘Dunvegan Castle’ arriving 1830.

Further conviction at Bathurst, New South Wales 04/03/1840 for having fire arms in his possession. He had been an absconder for 3yrs.
Sent to Norfolk Island 17/05/1840.

Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Lady Franklin’, arriving 26/11/1845.

Protestant; shingle splitter; not literate; 5’5 1/4”; aged in his 20’s; sallow complexion; sandy hair; grey eyes; single man; speech impairment. Native Place - Stowbridge.

Probation 1yr. Emerged 24/05/1846.

Ticket of Leave 09/05/1848
Conditional Pardon 30/03/1852

(No record of death, to 1899, on Tas Pioneer Index)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

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