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Joseph Drew

Joseph Drew, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 09 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Drew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd February, 1831
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Berks Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 9th October, 1830
Arrival date: 28th January, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 495 (250)
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

D Wong on 23rd January, 2018 wrote:

26/7/1830 Reading Mercury Berkshire, England:
Joseph Drew was convicted of breaking into the house of W. Miles, at Benham, and stealing a whip, silver watch, and several other articles.

Conduct Record: States that he died on the 8th February, 1831.

Death Record: States that he was buried on the 2nd February, 1831.

No other information on his record.

Joseph died at the Hobart Town Hospital, aged 28.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd February, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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