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Joseph Easton

Joseph Easton, one of 166 convicts transported on the William Glen Anderson, 31 May 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Easton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William Glen Anderson
Departure date: 31st May, 1831
Arrival date: 1st November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 96
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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D Wong on 8th December, 2017 wrote:

2/4/1831 Morning Advertiser London, England:

Daring Burglary.
William Andrews, aged 19, and Joseph Easton, 21, a Waterman, were indicted for Feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Wilson, in Kinnington-road, and stealing therein diamonds and jewellers, to the value of 500l., and Charlotte Dean, was indicted for receiving the same property, knowing it to have been stolen.
The jury returned a verdict of guilty against all the prisoners.
Deans was then sentenced to be transported for 14 years.
Sentence was not passed on the male prisoners.

Charlotte Dean (Pyramus 1832 NSW) had been living as man and wife with Joseph Easton.

20/7/1832 The Tasmanian, Hobart Town:
Joseph Easton stood charged with stealing,
on board the ship Lindsays, on Monday last,
two red baize shirts, the property of two sea-
men of that vessel.
It appeared from the evidence, that the prisoner
was one of the boat’s crew, assigned to
Mr. Aldridge, the pilot, and in-such capacity
had access to the ship, when he took an opportunity of purloining the articles from the
place where they had been placed (with others)
to dry.
Verdict—Guilty. Sentenced to be kept to
hard labor for: 12 calendar months.

27/12/1833: Absconded

28/1/1834 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Joseph Easton and William Williams, charged with striking and wounding, with intent to murder Richard Cloake.  Sentenced to be hanged.

Found no further reference to his hanging.
2 other Joseph Easton’s in VDL at the same time.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Pyramus 4th March 1832.

Wife: Charlotte Dean per Ship Pyramus 4 March 1832

No; 117. Charlette Dean alias Easton
Husband; Joseph Maiden Easton, convicted at same time


Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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