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Joseph Douglas

Joseph Douglas, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Douglas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Dumfries Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 209 (106)
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

Anthony Mackinnon on 31st January, 2012 wrote:

Married Mary Orr Burgess. She died at Kurrajong NSW in 1857. She arrived free in NSW on "Woodman" in 1823 with five children. Three more were born in NSW. Joseph Douglas had been assigned to Sir John Jamison at Regentville until the expiration of his sentence. The Douglas home constructed circa 1825 still stands at Kurrajong Heights NSW.

Carol Merrick on 18th July, 2012 wrote:

Joseph received his Certificate of Freedom on 29/9/1825

The Douglas home, built of hand hewn hardwood with a sandstone floor offered meals, stabling & fodder for horses, catering to travelers on the Bell’s Line of Road. Mary also made a particularly fine peach wine according to reports of the period.
In 1828 Joseph was farming 50 acres at Kurrajong Heights.

Joseph and Mary are buried at St David’s cemetery, Kurrajong.

Denis Pember on 29th December, 2016 wrote:

Record of the family in the 1825 Muster:
Douglass, Joseph, free by servitude, Baring, 1815,7 years, landholder, Evan.
Douglass, Margaret, came free, Woodman, 1815, wife of Joseph Douglass, Evan.
Douglass, Margaret, 20, came free, Woodman, 1815, daughter of above.
Douglass, Jane, 18, came free, Woodman, 1815, daughter of above.
Douglass, Ore, 17, came free, Woodman, 1815, son of above.
Douglass, Eliza, 15, came free, Woodman, 1815, daughter of above.
Douglass, James, 13, came free, Woodman, 1815, son of above.
Douglass, Mary, 11, came free, Woodman, 1815, daughter of above.

Denis Pember on 29th December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Cenus of New South Wales:
Page 127…
[Ref D1348] Douglass, Joseph, 46, FS, Baring, 1815, 7 years, Farmer at North Richmond. 50 acres, 15 cleared, 14 cultivated 12 cattle.
[Ref D1349] Douglass, Mary, 46, CF, Woodman, 1823.
[Ref D1350] Douglass, James, 17, CF, Woodman, 1823.
[Ref D1351] Douglass, Margaret, 15, CF, Woodman, 1823.
[Ref D1352] Douglass, Joseph, 4, BC.
[Ref D1353] Douglass, John, 30m, BC.

Convict Changes History

Anthony Mackinnon on 31st January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1865-00-00, gender m

Denis Pember on 29th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000)

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