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Joseph Firkin

Joseph Firkin, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Firkin
Aliases: Dudley
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Nail maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 19th June, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 174
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 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

Joseph Firkin was 24 years old, his native place was West Bromich.

Joseph was 5’2 1/2” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair.

1830: PW
29/12/1830: TOL
1832: TOL
1835: CP
March 1838: CP

1836: Married Mary McPhail (Hector)

21/9/1839: Joseph was giving evidence at the inquest of Onesipherus James Beal, who was found drowned in the North Esk River, about 2 miles from Launceston by water.  One of the other witnesses called Joseph by the name of Dudley, which he used from time to time.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1797, gender, occupation, crime

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