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Joseph Goodall

Joseph Goodall, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Goodall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 48 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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 434
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 22nd December, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Goodall was 22 years old and was convicted with his brother David, and Thomas Barker (all on the Bengal Merchant) for assaulting T Booth at Hyde and stealing from him £2.10.0.

10/8/1850: CP

Joseph was living in the Berrima/Goulburn area.

1848/9: Married Elizabeth Mithell, no children found.

16/6/1860:Empire Sydney:
On Monday, a man named Joseph Goodall, well known in Goulburn, died very suddenly. Deceased lived at
Bargo, where he had a small farm, and was in the habit of coming up to Goulburn with fish, by selling which, he principally obtained a livelihood. He was about fifty years of age. An inquest was held the same afternoon.
It appears that Mr. Glogoski, of Sloane street, had purchased some fish from deceased, between ten and eleven o’clook in the morning. He was then perfectly sober, and appeared to be in good health. Shortly after Mr. Glogoski, as he was going up the town, observed deceased’s cart standing opposite the hospital. On going up to it, Mr. Glogoski heard deceased groaning very heavily, and on looking into the cart, observed that he was leaning on top of the cask that contained the fish, with his head bent forwards into it. On
being spoken to he gave no answer. Mr. Glogoski then drove the cart up to Mr. Cohen’s hotel, when deceased was removed from the cart and placed in bed. Mr. Glogoski at once went for medical aid, but before it arrived deceased expired. Dr. Hanford was of opinion that death had reunited from disease of the heart, probably spasm. Verdict, death from natural causes.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1812, date of death 1860, gender, crime

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