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Joseph Gray

Joseph Gray, one of 186 convicts transported on the Lord William Bentinck, 28 April 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Gray
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 8th October, 1841
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord William Bentinck
Departure date: 28th April, 1832
Arrival date: 28th August, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 185 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 338
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

Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian conduct Record
Joseph Gray, No 862. convicted at Wilts, 14 July 1831, -Life. Offence – sheep-stealing. Gaol and Hulk reports good. Married, 2 children. Wife, Tabitha Gray at Shaftesbury.
Died at Swansea on the 8th October 1841. See Memo of P.S. 15 Oct 1841.

D Wong on 8th August, 2019 wrote:

Joseph Gray was listed as 27 years old on arrival.

Joseph was 5’4” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, dark grey eyes, impediment in speech.

20/7/1840: TOL

8/10/1841: Joseph died at Swansea, Tas.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 8th October, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 8th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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