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Joseph Greenhalgh

Joseph Greenhalgh, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Greenhalgh
Aliases: Greenhatch
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 55 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 7 years

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Lancaster Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84
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

Kaye Steedman on 14th December, 2016 wrote:

Joseph became successful as the Dep Superintendent Gov of Agriculture, Emu Plains, worked with police clearing the land. was also a servant to William Eaton, married Ann Smith 1820, they had a child Ellen Greenhatch.

Beth Kebblewhite on 11th August, 2019 wrote:

1813 -

Joseph (as GREENHALGH) arrived in Sydney on the ship Fortune as a convict. He had been tried at Lancaster Session of Pleas on 23/12/1812 & had a 7 year term.

(Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84)
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1821 -

...Mr Jos. Greenhatch, Assistant Superintendent, Emu Plains, Half Year’s Salary 20 pounds…”

(Source: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), Saturday 17 February 1821, page 1)
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1815, Apr 22 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Paid from the Police Fund for burning and clearing off four acres of land for the erection of stockyard at Emu Plains; listed as Greenhilth

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6038; SZ759 p.93)
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1819, Oct 21 -
GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Payment to be made to, for wheat grown on Crown land at Emu Plains

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.431)
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1820, Feb 21, Mar 9 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Joseph was given permission to marry Ann Price, convict per ship Maria, at Castlereagh; listed as Greenhalch

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.290)
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1820, Jul 17, Aug 4 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Witness re charges against R Fitzgerald

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.185, 189)
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1821, Oct 11 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Memorial

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3036; 4/1826 No.50). Reply, 13 Nov (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.66)
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1822 -

Joseph Greenhatch, TL, Fortune, 7 year term
Ann Smith, Free, per ship Maria, 7 year term, Sydney, wife of Joseph Greenhatch
Caroline Smith, aged 5, CF [daughter of Ann]

(Source: 1822 Muster)
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1825 -

Ann SMITH, FS, Maria 1818, 7 years, wife of J Greenhatch, Parramatta
Caroline SMITH, CF Maria 1818, daughter of Ann Smith Parramatta

(Source: 1825 Muster) [Note: Entry for Joseph Greenhatch not found]
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1825 -

Ann & husband Joseph Greenhatch had a daughter Ellen born in Sydney.

(Source: NSW Parish Church Records V1825-859-8)
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1827 -

Ann Greenhatch died in Sydney in 1827, aged 33 years. The funeral was held at St James Church.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Records, Vol No V1827-293-11)
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1827 -

CAUTION., JOSEPH GREENHATCH begs to inform the Public, that he now rents the Ferry at Emu Ford and Intends to give no credit to any person whatever from this date. Emu Ford, July 23d, 1827.

(Source: Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 - 1828), Thursday 2 August 1827, page 1)
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1828 -

Joseph GREENHATCH, aged 39, FS, per ship Fortune 1813, Overseer Mr Edward Cox, Evan.

(Source: 1828 Census)
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1844 -

Joseph GREENHATCH,aged 57, died in Sydney.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Records, Vol No V1844-344 29)
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Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

The following convicts have been removed from our Castle, this week, to be severally transported, agreeably to their sentences, viz Charles Sefton, James Robinson, John Fisher, James Knowles, Thomas Holden, Samuel Crossley, John Hope, John Hurst, Christopher Medcalf, James Brierley, Henry Thwait, Joseph Greenhalgh, Thos. Pickup, and John Burney. 
Lancaster Gazette, 20 June 1812.

Convict Changes History

Kaye Steedman on 14th December, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Greenhatch (prev. Greenhalgh), date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 14th December, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Greenhalgh (prev. Greenhatch), alias1: Greenhatch, gender: m

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