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Joseph Freeman

Joseph Freeman, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Freeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 26th January, 1829
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 471 (237)
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 7th April, 2021 wrote:

Oxford University and City Herald Oxfordshire, England
1 Mar 1828

Joseph Freeman and Robert Freeman, charged with killing sheep, the property of James Lovelock, of Watlington, with intent to steal the carcase thereof.

No ship found for Robert Freeman.

Joseph was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Oxford.

Joseph was literate, protestant, 5’3” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, small scar corner of right eye.

26/1/1829: Joseph Freeman died, aged 21, at Sydney.
Buried at St. Phillips, Sydney.

—Joseph was not listed as sick on the Medical Journal of the Royal George.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1708 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th January, 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 1708)

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