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Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis, one of 376 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 14 October 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 20th December, 1833
Age: 20 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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 14th October, 1833
Arrival date: 15th February, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 375 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 237 (120)
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 3rd March, 2014 wrote:

Joseph was tried along with James Winteringham (also on board Fairlie) and W Dyson Wilburn, who was not transported, for breaking into the dwelling house of John Poskitt and stealing a velveteen coat, a silk handkerchief, a mixed silk and cotton handkerchief and a piece of bacon at Maydike.

Joseph died on the voyage of phthisis (tuberculosis) on the 20/12/1833.  Listed as Joseph Ellin on the sick list of the Fairlie.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th December, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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